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Old 02-25-2018, 07:07 PM   #1
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Alaska 2018

Last summer, I invited a bunch of family and friends to join me in the San Juans and Gulf Islands, and a dozen or so did for various periods.

Expanding my horizon, I've made a similar invitation for a 5-month excursion to Alaska this year, and the acceptances have started to come in, surprisingly including some recidivists. Also got one from KThoennes of this forum (Karl and I were actually classmates in grad school!)

I won't bore you with the full solicitation, but I sent the invitees a photo array of previous nautical experiences to reassure them that I might be capable of carrying out this expedition. If you wish, you can see it here.

Departing Tacoma about May 17 and Vancouver May 25; arriving Seward about July 5, returning home by mid-September. I'd be glad to cruise in company with any of the TF cohort. If not, watch for Seeadler on the AIS.

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Old 02-25-2018, 07:40 PM   #2
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Prof, We'll be looking for you enroute. Departing Bellingham mid May, operating out of Sitka for the summer, returning home mid September. Can't wait to head out.......
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Wonderful invitation AlaskaProf. Who could resist that? Iím sure youíll have lots of company. Have great trip.
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Well dang, figures we are not going north this year. Be safe as your schedule looks a little tight.


ASD will be following you. Don't forget to post pics.....
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:38 PM   #5
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Enjoy your voyage Bill! We do expect you to post regularly here with plenty of pics!

And say hi to Ketchikan Al for us, you wont meet such a stellar storyteller and gracious representative of the SE Alaska area.

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Old 02-25-2018, 11:40 PM   #6
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Enjoy your voyage Bill! We do expect you to post regularly here with plenty of pics!

And say hi to Ketchikan Al for us, you wont meet such a stellar storyteller and gracious representative of the SE Alaska area.

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This is very true. Lots of pics, story telling and yes Ketchikan Al is the best representative of SE and he is a "real" Alaskan.
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:15 PM   #7
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Dang!!! Should never have proffered the Alaska beer on their arrival!!!, Like cheese to a mice, these two near-do-wells

Bill-Always up to give a hand where needed if needed. Appears you will be around K-Town around, near, the 15th of June, Give me a PM with your schedule as it firms up cell phone stuff, repair folks, and such.

As to Tom and the "Chief", does the term "86" ring a bell, Rumor has it the reason no traveling North this year. Their 'Admirals' are priceless they themselves are credit cardless. No that is too harsh.


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How about a SE Alaskan Rendezvous to put those Ft. Pierce, FL party posers to shame? How many Alaskans will be in the area together?
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Bill-Always up to give a hand where needed if needed. Appears you will be around K-Town around, near, the 15th of June, Give me a PM with your schedule as it firms up cell phone stuff, repair folks, and such.


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So far, I have no guests on the leg YVR-KTN, so I may proceed more expeditiously. Will arrive some time between the 7th and 15th of June. Then should be back in Southeast somewhere for all of August on the return leg.

I'll publish tracking data for AIS and for my new InReach before departure.
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We plan to leave Anacortes mid May, and slowly head for Sitka (our home town), arriving mid June.
Ketchikan, Edna Bay, and Port Protection, are on our must revisit stops.
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:08 PM   #11
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How about a SE Alaskan Rendezvous to put those Ft. Pierce, FL party posers to shame? How many Alaskans will be in the area together?
Good plan. What's your itinerary look like? I suspect you and I have a couple stories from the workplace to swap.
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So far, I have no guests on the leg YVR-KTN, so I may proceed more expeditiously. Will arrive some time between the 7th and 15th of June. Then should be back in Southeast somewhere for all of August on the return leg.

I'll publish tracking data for AIS and for my new InReach before departure.
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I am so envious. Hope to join you all in 2019.
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Dang!!! Should never have proffered the Alaska beer on their arrival!!!, Like cheese to a mice, these two near-do-wells

Bill-Always up to give a hand where needed if needed. Appears you will be around K-Town around, near, the 15th of June, Give me a PM with your schedule as it firms up cell phone stuff, repair folks, and such.

As to Tom and the "Chief", does the term "86" ring a bell, Rumor has it the reason no traveling North this year. Their 'Admirals' are priceless they themselves are credit cardless. No that is too harsh.


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Well........Maybe Crusty Chief......
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Good plan. What's your itinerary look like? I suspect you and I have a couple stories from the workplace to swap.
No doubt you're right! Hmmmm....I hear Ketchikan is nice in early June.
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No doubt you're right! Hmmmm....I hear Ketchikan is nice in early June.
Could work. I'll arrive KTN between the 7th and 15th, depending on whether I have pax for that leg.
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Hi All! I've been lurking in the shadows and learning a lot from all you trawlers out there. This is my first post.

My wife and I (plus 2 cats and a yellow Lab) will also be cruising from PNW to Alaska this year, beginning 5/15, in our 1989 Fleming 50' Trawler ("Nirvana"). We brought the boat up to the PNW from San Diego last year and spent the summer in Desolation Sound and the Gulf Islands. We currently have the boat in the Des Moines Marina, WA.

I'll be looking out for you fellow travelers and will be available to lend a hand, give advice or offer a cold beer whenever our paths cross.

I wouldn't mind receiving some advice and, in particular, suggestions for stops we should not miss. This is our first trip north and we are not on any schedule, other than to head back to San Diego sometime in September.

I'll be keeping my eye out for you fellow travelers: AlaskaProf; Ken E and Helen Marie...and hope to meet up someday.
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We currently have the boat in the Des Moines Marina, WA.

I'll be keeping my eye out for you fellow travelers: AlaskaProf; Ken E and Helen Marie...and hope to meet up someday.
Well, you'll be able to see me, even if afflicted with myopia. I have pax to pick up at Des Moines on May 15. Probably get some cheaper diesel also.

We may not be moving fast enough for you though. Ive promised pax they can debark in Vancouver on 5/25. Next date-certain is Ketchikan on 6/11.
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Welcome. I have a vague feeling that I may have seen your boat last year. Canít recall where but we were up in the Desolation Sound area last August.
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The standout anchorages for me from last summer are Bottleneck Inlet, Kynoch Inlet, and Baker Inlet, all in BC, and Ell Cove on the east side of Baranof Island.
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