Here's just a sample of what the famous boaters driftwood museum looks like.
After slaying the huge halibut, we pulled anchor and continued our journey home. Out of nowhere, a bunch of whales just appeared all around us. We took the boat out of gear and just sat there watching and videoing them doin their "thing". There were several that came very close to the boat. You can see how close they are by seeing the bow rail on the boat. Guess we smelled like halibut which was attracting them! And Sandy was on the bow with me barkin at em to let them know who was the boss!
Well, we are now back in Anacortes Washington where we keep our boat stored. This drawing shows the complete route that we took this summer starting in Washington, going through British Columbia, and touring Southeast Alaska. Then returning back to Washington. The trip started on May 7'th and ended on August 23'rd. Our total miles for this trip was 2,789 nautical miles which converts to 3,209 real miles!
This trip has been much more incredible and enjoyable than we ever thought it would be! Alaska is truly amazing and a really wonderful place to visit... and catch fish and crab... and watch bears...and see bald eagles...and visit glaciers...and see whales galore...and visit gorgeous towns with awesomely nice people... and meet up with some other really nice boat people that are now lifelong friends!
What a trip!!!
Thanks very much again to Tommi Berry, Chas Brannon, Chuck and Tammy Brannon, and Pop Crass for all the help and support which made this trip possible.
We decided it was time to head home. We departed Nanaimo British Columbia this morning and jumped the border back into Washington. Our last stop is at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Weather is beautiful and this is a truly amazing boating community! Tomorrow we will head back to Anacortes which is sort of our second home. And the boat's home too!
Today while relaxing at Pender Harbor, we decided to take a nice long hike to the top of Mount Daniel which overlooks Pender Harbor and the Strait of Georgia. The hike was a very good work out for all including Sandy the Wonder Dog! Once we were finished with the hike, it was time for an "adult beverage", and a nap!