Tuesday July 7- departed Auke Bay around 9:30am.
We traveled 50 miles from Auke Bay, dropped anchor in Sawmill Bay.
Craig is making dinner, a Smith family favorite meatloaf recipe, served with baked rice.
Wednesday July 8- we departed our anchorage at 8:30am. We have a permit to enter Glacier Bay!
During normal times, the application to obtain a permit to enter Glacier Bay had to be requested 60 days in advance of the day you wanted to enter. Because of Covid-19, it’s now 14 days. They (The National Park) limit the number of boats in the Bay on any given day, you are only allowed to stay for 7 days. Normally that would be 25 private vessels, 2 cruise ships, 3 tour boats and 6 charter vessels. Charters, tours and cruises are not operating now.
First stop, the visitor center. The yellow circles with anchors represent possible places we will anchor for the nights.