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Return to Tracy Arm; Exploring White Pass and the Chilkoot Trail; Home to Vancouver

The final two legs of our Alaska trip took us in different directions: south to Tracy Arm on His Idea – so we could share that memorable experience with our daughter Vanessa, who joined us for a week – and north via ferry to Skagway. The second leg gave us a chance to see the … Continue reading »

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Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park & Reserve, which covers an area of 3.3 million acres, was created in 1980. It is renowned for its glaciers – there are over 1,000 within the park – and a number extend all the way to the sea. The longest and widest of the Glacier Bay tidewater glaciers is Grand … Continue reading »

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Cruising Alpine Alaska

Up, up we go. Not just our latitude, but our sense of climbing into alpine regions, where the tree line, meadows, glaciers and mountain tops get closer and closer to sea level. Around Ketchikan the passageways are mostly forested, with snow-capped mountains visible in the distance. In many ways it has a similar feel to … Continue reading »

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North to Alaska

A trip to south-east Alaska via the Inside Passage has been a dream of ours – well, the Captain’s anyway – for many years. After a couple of year of planning, we finally pushed off from Point Roberts on June 17th, with plans to return by mid-August. This trip – approximately 2500 miles in length … Continue reading »

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West Coast Cruising – Discovery Islands to Broughton Archipelago

In 2015, after shipment of His Idea to British Columbia from Florida, we made a few short trips to the Gulf and San Juan Islands to reintroduce ourselves to cruising on the west coast. The rocky coastline, large tides and swift currents, and relative frequency of fog create different cruising conditions from the waters of eastern North … Continue reading »

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