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We Made it to Alaska!

We didn’t leave Prince Rupert on Wednesday until about 2:30pm to cross Dixon Entrance because the weather wasn’t cooperating until then. (More info on our Dixon Entrance crossing here, if you’re interested in the details.) We made a very good choice in our timing, and we rewarded with relatively calm seas…

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Provisioning for Our Trip Up the Inside Passage

This Costco shopping cart doesn’t look all that bad, considering we bought some stuff for the boat and some stuff for home! I thought I’d share with you some of our favorite Costco provisions, since I’m focused on this subject right now. Shelf-stable Organic Bake-at-Home (or bake-on-a-boat) Sourdough Bread. This stuff is…

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Kasaan | The Re-Dedication of Naay I’waans (the Chief Son-I-Hat Whale House)

Oral history indicates the Haida people have inhabited Haida Gwaii for over 17,000 years. Archeological findings have established habitation on the islands as far back as 13,700 years. Regardless of which number is correct, that’s over 100 centuries of cultural history, dating back beyond 10,000 BC. So when the Haida invite you…


We’re Back in Kasaan

We left Ketchikan this morning after breakfast and headed across Clarence Strait to the village of Kasaan. Shortly after leaving Thomas Basin, we saw a very large humpback in Tongass Narrows, right in front of the airport (just past the airport ferry dock). Kind of weird to see one in that…

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