Dutch Harbor, where our boat is moored, is great for wildlife viewing. One of our favorites is the Osprey.  Note the talons for catching fish.  The Osprey circle about 20 feet above the water looking for fish.  Suddenly they will just old up their wings and plummet into the water.  Then they struggle back up into the air, often with a fish in their talons.  Osprey are still listed as an endangered species, but there are several nests on the island, and always young birds every year.

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On Board and First Sail


We moved on board for the summer non July 1.  We spent that day with friends in Jamestown.  After checking the boat out thoroughly and getting settled on board for the summer, we went for our first sail on July 5.  It was a light air day, which allowed us an “on the wind” opportunity to make certain that the sails and rigging were all set right.  Got up to 6 knots with a 10 knot wind.  Just a delightful first sail.  That was repeated with a nearly identical sail on July 6.  A great start to the summer.  Today, …

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