Where boats are concerned plans are subject to change at a moments notice and so they were as we headed north from Sand Point into gale force winds and 12 to 15ft seas.
Both the boat and the crew were feeling the strain (Ding did not notice the difference) after more than 3 months and nearly 7,000nm, so I took the decision to go to plan B (or was it C) and turn east and through the Pass between Cape Trinity and Aiktalik Island and up the east coast of Kodiak Island to the port of Kodiak.
Given that we planned to return and cruise the island in the early summer it was an easy decision, Alaskan friends had assured us that the boat wold be safe and secure and the boat will be shrink wrapped and a professional boat minder employed to take care of Novara.
It has been an amazing adventure, lived up to our expectations and given us memories that will live with us for ever. More photos and videos will be uploaded when time allows but for now the focus is on getting the boat ready for the harsh Alaskan winter.