Winter in Warm Springs Bay

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Caretaking a lodge in winter brings challenges and joy

All images taken by Fredrik Norrsell

On September 30th my husband, Fredrik, and I sailed into Baranof to spend a winter in Warm Springs Bay. There is no road, or scheduled air service, to Baranof. Nearly everyone arrives by boat. However, few people arrive in a 17-foot open boat without a motor. After an entire summer of rowing and sailing around southeast Alaska, we had been on the water since 6 a.m. A hurricane-force low was predicted to make landfall by evening. We were anxious to get “home.”

USA, Alaska, Chatham Strait, Warm Springs Bay. Sailing into Warm Springs

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