On a rainy last day of April we set sail from Sand Point on Popof Island to Nagai Island. On our way out, not far from Egg island in the Unga Strait, three grey whales approached the boat to wish us fair winds.
The shakedown proved useful: we discovered the watermaker had some leaks and that the satellite phone was not working properly, which meant we would not be able to download the crucial detailed wheather reports needed to sail the remote Aleutian islands.
Here is a video from these beautiful few days away from civilization and wifi.
Highlights: We tried to catch some crab but found our cage taken over by three large starfish. Craig, the captain, decided to go for a snorkel. A blizzard welcomed us back to Sand Point.
Happy Furlong Day, by the way!