Despite making fast progress we are unable to outrun the weather systems that are bringing gale force winds to our route north and we will have to take shelter for a couple of days. We could get a little further north but would have only exposed anchorages available to us and with the strong williwaws prevalent along this mountainous coastline we will stop at the small fishing village of Sand Point and take shelter in Humboldt Harbour and live to sail another day!
The run up the coast from the Unimak pass was glorious, sunny with blue skies by day and clear starry nights. As we approached Unga Island we saw lots of whales feeding in the currents.
We ran up the passage between the islands to Sand Point in flat calm waters and great scenery all around.