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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"

September 8, 2016

Another Cruise

We took a day off to go on another cruise.  This one with Major Marine Tours, part of the company Pauline works for and hence a perk trip for us.  When the Rileys were here, we did the cruise with Kenai Fjords Tours so this gave us a chance to compare.  Of course a little later in the season so some of the animals were a bit more scarce. We got our best surface show by a humpback we have ever seen.  We first spotted him doing a chin plunge and then he proceeded to do a tail flapping show for over five minutes so everyone got a multitude of tail shots.  We then watched some harbor seals sunning themselves and when we headed around to the glaciers we were notified of a pod of transient orcas feeding just outside of Holgate Glacier.  As we were speeding over to them, the male hit a Dall's Porpoise and supposedly threw him about 30 feet through the air.  We missed this but because they had just gorged, the orcas stayed around cruising for a while and we got a great chance to watch them.

We got to view Holgate Glacier this time, which was new for us.  A great day out.  Thanks Major Marine Tours.

Harbor seals sunning themselves

tail flapping show by the humpback whale

Holgate Glacier


male orca

male and female pair


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