Ketchikan to Shearwater/Bella Bella

Ketchikan has been a hub for crew changes. This is the third and last time to be docked here. Mark and Linda flew back home and Thomas arrived for the leg to Shearwater/Bella Bella. He and his lovely wife B-Dub are good friends of ours from Redmond. They have seven children so getting away for a... Continue Reading →

Misty Fjords National Monument

Mark and Linda arrived in Ketchikan about two hours before Scott and I were docked so they made their way from the airport to the Arctic Bar in the middle of town.  Docking in Thomas Basin Marina was a lot easier than when Alec and I docked here the first time since the wind wasn't... Continue Reading →

Juneau to Ketchikan

Before leaving Juneau, we had lunch outside at The Twisted Fish on a rare sunny afternoon.  The place was teeming with cruise ship tourists. Scott and I left Juneau for a short 20 mile cruise to Taku Harbor.  We anchored and grilled steaks for dinner.  I don't usually take pictures of food, but this turned... Continue Reading →

Ketchikan to Sitka

After six days in Ketchikan, I was ready to get back out on the water. During this time, there must have been 25 cruise ships come and go, each with a couple thousand passengers to see the sights. They arrive early in the morning and are gone by 5pm. The town seems to breathe a... Continue Reading →


Six days after leaving Shearwater, we crossed the border into Alaska! Before leaving Shearwater, we walked to the grocery store, picked up a few provisions, and dropped off our trash and recycle items. We motored to the fuel dock and added 800 liters of diesel fuel to the tanks, ensuring we had plenty to get to... Continue Reading →

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