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I am owned by Pauline and Mark Blasky. My hull was built at the Duncan Marine Yard in Taiwan and launched in Dec of 1980. It is a William Garden design based on the Pixie Design and called by Duncan Marine a Freedom 45. They are the fourth owners and have owned me the longest. They have done extensive refitting to me including replacing my entire deck structure and rig. My masts are roughly 10% taller than original and now are made of aluminium as opposed to the original wood ones, which, though pretty, were always problematic. You can read more about me under "MORE ABOUT SARI TIMUR"

August 29, 2015

Seldovia

Seldovia is a little town across Kachemak Bay from Homer.  The area was the meeting and trading place for the native people in the early days.  Russians traders arrived and settled in Seldovia in the 1740s.  It was named Zaliv Seldovoi, Bay of Herring in Russian, in 1852.

There is no road system to Seldovia, and the only way to get there is by plane or boat.  The weather was a little rough and we didn't want to take Sari Timur, so we took the tourist boat over.  We stopped along the way to look at the bird rookery as well as whale watching.  We saw many whales and even had one come within 6 feet of the boat.  He went under the bowsprit and we were told it was very rare they did that.

We had lunch in Seldovia and took a walk along the boardwalk.  While there we bumped into Marc from the sailing yacht, Shag II.  It was nice catching up with him since we last saw him in Kushiro, Japan.

dinghy ride to the tour boat.  Notice that Mark lost his beard

a bird sitting in the center of the rock formation

one of the whales we saw

not a good photo of the fluke as the whale was sounding

Laura and Steve on the boardwalk

there are many sea otters around and this is one of them having his lunch

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