Away. Away. Cast off the dock lines! Full steam ahead! The lines are coiled, put away snug for the summer. We are leaving Valdez, heading west. The salmon are running, Coho and Chinook. Mountains, bears and berries. Endless variations of trees and rocks. Deeper into South Central Alaska we dig. Deeper into the wilderness we […]
Ok, so that’s an exaggeration, the waterline is not sinking below the surface.
Swimming is good, Swimming is great. Don’t swim if it’s too late or if you just cleaned your plate. Swim in the sun, Swim for fun. Swim in the buff, but not when it’s rough. Swim to stay trim… Put on your Coppertone, but at home, leave the cell phone. The phone, it fell, out […]
We have been trying for some time to train Nisa to use a “potty mat” (a green welcome mat) on the boat for those times when it is impossible to take her to shore to do her business. All of our attempts thus far have been a total failure. Maybe not so much failure as […]
Here we are, finally settled in Valdez. We cruised up the Inside Passage over the summer, knowing all along we had to cross the Gulf of Alaska. We wanted to do it by summer’s end. That didn’t happen, not even close. When Labor Day passed and we were still in British Columbia, Canada–not even to Alaska yet–we began doubting our ability to make it to Valdez before weather closed the door on the Gulf.
I just glanced out the window and the wind has changed direction, the sky is clouding up and the crescent moon is rising in the southeast over the mountains. What an amazing place we have come to.
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An Update: The log is woefully behind, know that as we sit here on the edge of the world we are trying our best to catch up. We are in Elfin Cove, at the very top of the Inside Passage. Again we find we are the only boat on the dock. For the past few […]
We whiled away the night under a perfect blanket of stars and talked of the ocean and adventures past. Eventually it was time for Norris and the dogs to return home. With promises to keep in touch, Norris zoomed off through the dark anchorage calling out “YeeeHaaa!!!” from his Big Red Zodiac.
We had every intention to depart Port Angeles with the early flood tide on Saturday, July 1. At the 4am alarm, we were barely conscious of thinking awwww, we’re so sleepy…just a few more hours. We left five hours later, give or take, and that was the day we learned to truly respect the tides […]