Last Family Trip 2011

Hello All, Just back yesterday from a wonderful trip out to Bettles and Granite Bay. Photos and Highlights: • Nice weather – flat calm seas until the last day • Fixed my deck lights and anchor light – thanks for the help Charles – we even stepped the mast again with a coin – after […]

Hard Top Idea

Hoping to build something like this so that we can be dry and toasty on the back deck and have room for a dance up top.       handrails

Gulf Crossing Map

We had no print maps for the gulf crossing, counting on digital maps but we did have this one map that we got while we were in Yakutat and we kept it at the helm just to make sure that we did not end up in Japan. Cheers,   Joe

Dipnetting Nirvana

As I type this email the skin from one finger is rolled down like a sock from being caught in the gill net trying to get a salmon out – isn’t it great?!! We are back and cleaning up after what is truly an Alaskan experience and one that will give everyone involved wonderful memories […]

Ziegler Cove & Coxe Glacier

Trip Photos Had a wonderful trip out in Ziegler Cove and then onto Barry Arm to dance around with the ice bergs and calving glaciers.  The glaciers were not very active but it was great to hang out amongst the majesty and share the experience with friends and family. It was nice to re-visit this […]

Gulf Crossing Story

Photos from Sitka to Prince William Sound Today felt like slowly crossing the finish line of a long and beautiful race. As we motor along on flat glossy seas and the familiar mountains that scream out – you are home “Sundog”, I feel indescribable joy. Years of memories in our C-Dory flood my mind and […]

Crossed The Gulf Safely

Writing up the story and will share soon – here are some early photos – thanks for all the prayers for safety.  

Location Perry Island June 25 10pm

Gulf of Alaska to Zaikof Bay on Montegue Island. Met up with the “Margaret Ann” for hot dogs and then continued on to Naked Island…Survival suit swimming for entertainment.  Cathy askes us… Shouldn’t you have tried that out before the trip?! 🙂 Continued on to Perry Island for a night’s sleep in Daycare Bay… We […]

Location Zaikof Bay on Montegue June 24 1pm

The end of a long 30 hour run doing 1 hour shifts from Yakutat.  Tried to tuck into Controller Bay but the water was just too shallow. Killer Whale bull, cow & calf off the tip of Montegue. A pile of buoys located for Cathy’s collection. Motors fixed in Zaikof Bay and met up with […]

Location rounding Hinchbrook Island June 24

Boating along on 1 motor is a bit more time consuming than 2. 🙂 I expected them to be in Zaikof Bay on Montegue Island by 8:45 this morning but of course, my calculations are always off for some reason. 🙂 About 3:30 this morning I received a text message that woke me and it […]