This last Friday my buddy and I took the waverunners from Whittier to Valdez for lunch. The weather was as good as could be expected. Coming out of Whittier was a little windy in the morning with a bit of chop but then once we got out of Passage canal it was pretty nice until we rounded Glacier Island. When we got closer to Valdez it got a little bit more rough. I know rough is a relative term but when you are on a jetski even 2' seas can beat you up pretty bad. Because of the 2' seas just out of Valdez and because of us taking our time it took 5 hours on the way there.
We ate a pizza at Mike's and by the time we got back on the skis the wind was a little worse coming out of Valdez. This time because of the wind we tucked behind Glacier Island and it was glass. The rest of the way back to Whittier was pretty glassy and we were able to make good time. We made it back from Valdez to Whittier in a little over 2 and a half hours. It was great.
We did just under 200 miles round trip. It was fun but I am definitely sore. I know we aren't the first ones to do this trip on skis and we won't be the last, but it was the longest trip I've been on so far. It was a great time. Here are some photos. I just though I would share this with you guys.