Yes. Those Alaskan Low pressure storms are nasty. I flew in on a quick meet and greet business trip to Dutch Harbor back in the 90’s. They wanted milk, but wanted to know who they were dealing with. It will be just a quick overnight. Arrived with an overnight bag a couple pairs of underwear and a tooth brush. Storm came in, plane was grounded. 3 days. Learned it was a normal occurrence for Dutch Harbor. Gave me an, in your face, understanding of the logistics involved. Turned out to be a good contract with some really personable folk.
We left PT about 11. Once we rounded Partridge Point a great breeze showed up on the beam. We reached along towards Lopez Island for about 3 hours. Sun came out and warmed our chilled bones. AP went gunny bag. The placement clutch arm broke. Nice sail. Till the wind died. We powered the last 3-5 miles. Found a quite anchorage in Watmough Bay. Grilled chicken dinner and a bit of wine to celebrate the first voyage with my sister.