Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

Finally… someplace new to me!!! Waterton Lakes National Park is a place of incredible beauty, shared with the US by way of Glacier National Park. It was a tempting jaunt over the border during my last visit to Glacier actually, … Continue reading

Oh Canada… Banff National Park

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

After our incredible drive down Icefields Parkway we settled into our campsite at Tunnel Mountain, on the edge of the town of Banff (south end of Banff National Park). The rest of the afternoon/evening was spent on fun stuff like … Continue reading

Icefields Parkway and Side-Trip Back to British Columbia

Setting out down Icefields Parkway was exciting for me. I experienced it once before, and after five years my memories of the incredible beauty (and wildlife) have not faded. And now I have John with me, so I get to … Continue reading

A Day of Kayaking on Maligne Lake

While visiting Jasper National Park, we took one day to drive out to the incredible Maligne Lake and drop our kayaks in the water, for a 17 mile excursion to and from Spirit Island. The only other option for seeing … Continue reading

Jasper National Park- What a Lot of Bull… Elk!

Finally, I made it back to Jasper National Park! This park, combined with Banff National Park, and the Icefields Parkway that connects the two, were amongst my favorite places during my three solo years of traveling. This was a first … Continue reading

Gwaii Haanas… Coves, Inlets and Heritage

Although we could have hung out in Haswell Bay for a few more days (we liked it that much!), we headed back out into Juan Perez Sound in route to another Haida Heritage site at Gandll K’in Gwaay.yaay (aka Hotspring … Continue reading

Haida Gwaii… Meandering North Through Gwaii Haanas

We finally got past the stormy weather (described in my last post), and left Rose Harbor for more exploration of Gwaii Haanas. I should mention that our approach and direction of travel was opposite of what most boaters do when … Continue reading

Princess Louisa Inlet Again! Yep… Loved it That Much!!

Early on the morning of May 12th we set out from the dock at Egmont, on our way yet again to Princess Louisa Inlet. We were there last year in August… a four boat flotilla with friends from Olympia… and … Continue reading

Sunshine and “Summer Breeze”

Our “summer” (late spring thru summer) adventures aboard Summer Breeze could not have started out under better weather conditions. For springtime in the northwest this warm, sunny weather is almost unheard of and we were soaking it up! Our first … Continue reading

Rolling into Spring- Northwest Washington

Port Townsend, Washington, USA

We left Sekiu the morning of March 25th for our home stretch. Home being Bellingham, where our sailboat was stored “on the hard”, waiting for some TLC before going back in the water. We opted for the Highway 113 route … Continue reading