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The Ketchikan airport is a little different for access. The facility sits across Tongass Narrows from the city. Access is by a small ferry that regularly shuttles across the channel with passengers and the occasional vehicle. A covered walkway runs … Continue reading
It is that time again… Time to pack the back and get on a flight to Juneau. But what will I need and what can be left behind? After many years of packing for boating trips in Alaska I have … Continue reading
We usually have a day or two in Juneau to coordinate everyone’s arrival at the airport, shopping for groceries, and generally getting ready for a couple weeks on the water. This means we also need to eat somewhere. One of … Continue reading
For the adventurous hikers, there is a very interesting trail on Kruzof Island north of Sitka. It starts on the west of side of the meadow at the south end of Kalinin Bay and ends at a pristine sand beach … Continue reading
It’s the 20th of May and we have departed Anacortes on our way back to Juneau. After clearing Canadian Customs at Bedwell Harbor, our itinerary includes stops at Nanaimo, Campbell River, Port Harvey, Namu, Pruth Bay, Shearwater, Prince Rupert, Ketchikan, … Continue reading
So you have anchored in a beautiful bay or tied up to a State of Alaska float and want to take a short hike up into the woods. One of the plants you most likely encounter is devil’s club, Oplopanax … Continue reading
Not far from Juneau, about 25 miles as the crow flies that is, there is one of the top bear viewing sites in Southeast Alaska. It is located on the eastern shore of Admiralty Island, often called the “Fortress of … Continue reading