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Akeeva - Prince William Sound Part 2

by Sam Landsman 20 Sep 14:15 BST
Akeeva - Prince William Sound Part 2 © Sam Landsman

The sunshine and warm temperatures couldn't last forever. As Erika and Josh departed from Whittier, clouds were rolling in. The forecast for the coming days was considerably more Alaskan than what we'd been used to: overcast, heavy rain at times, highs in the 50s. To be honest, our sunburnt skin, bug bites, and general exhaustion from go-go-go indicated that this was a good time for a few rainy days. Thankfully the weather wasn't windy, since we also had just a couple days to get across Prince William Sound to Cordova to pick up my brother.

It was late afternoon by the time we left Whittier bound for West Twin Bay, on Perry Island. We arrived around 9:00 p.m. and left early the next morning, no time for exploring. It was a spacious, secure anchorage, conveniently located along our route.

We left West Twin Bay early to cross the bulk of Prince William Sound. Even a slow boat like Akeeva can travel between any two points in Prince William Sound in a single summer day. This is because summer days are long and Prince William Sound is not all that big. Despite its compact footprint, though, Prince William Sound has a lengthy, winding, and complex coastline, perfect for exploring by cruising boat.

As we crossed Prince Wiliam Sound we saw remarkably few other boats, especially as we got further from Whittier. Our most consistent company were these Dall's porpoise, who escorted us for about an hour.

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