Rafting in Meyers Chuck

Ketchikan-Meyers Chuck-Thoms Place-Wrangell

  •  6/30/2019
  •   Koller, Peggy
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We left Ketchikan and headed to Meyers Chuck, a small community with a public float and a decent anchorage. Dick sat in the back of the boat (the cockpit) and trolled for salmon on the way.  He caught about 10 salmon; two were almost legal size (they have to be 28 inches) and the rest were small ones.  He had a great time even though there were no keepers.  He’s confident of his technique and is looking forward to more fishing as we continue north.  We got to Meyers Chuck (chuck is an indigenous...
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Misty Fiords National Monument

  •  6/28/2019
  •   Koller, Peggy
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Our trip to Misty Fiords did not disappoint. We had rainy days and sunny days and fog and mist, so we could see these granite canyons in a variety of ways. They are spectacular. We decided to repeat this portion of the trip on our way back because there is more to explore. We spent two nights in Punchbowl Cove that has the granite wall most photographically represented in pictures of the Misty Fiords area. We were there for 48 hours, 36 of them completely alone. It’s amazing to me that there are...
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Ursula Channel, Gribbel Island<br><br>

British Columbia to Ketchikan

  •  6/17/2019
  •   Koller, Peggy
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We made it!!!  We’re in Alaska!  We crossed the border last Wednesday night and have been in Ketchikan this past week doing boat repairs and reprovisioning, seeing the sights. All the “gates”, the tricky water, is behind us. We’ve had excellent weather and no rough seas.  Our cruising skills have been improving as well as our anchoring skills. This boat is a beast. It’s 58ft. long, 18ft wide, and 31ft high. It weighs 63 tons. When we dock the boat, Dick is managing the controls about 20ft above ...
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Leaving Vancouver May 23 2019

2019 Alaska Trip

  •  6/3/2019
  •   Koller, Peggy
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The time has finally come. We’re cruising to Alaska. The original dream was by kayak, but I am not complaining about the comforts of a power boat with diesel heat, a comfy bed and a Sub-Zero refrigerator, not to mention a pilot house full of navigational aids.  We left Tucson 4/30/19 and spent about 21/2 weeks getting the boat ready.  Washing, waxing, engine makeover for tool storage, provisioning, fixing the diesel heat, and presuming we fixed the water makers (we didn’t fix the water makers af...
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Family

  •  10/30/2018
  •   Koller, Peggy
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This article is the last entry for 2018....... August-Vancouver BC-the whole family on board for two weeks! We were putting our hopes to the test with this trip.  After last summer, we realized we needed a larger boat if we were going to be able to host the kids and grandkids for vacations. With some strategically placed air mattresses, we were able to sleep, and more importantly feed, a seven person crew for two weeks.  Plus, we had enough spaces so that everyone could find a quiet place if t...
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The Canadian Gulf Islands

  •  9/10/2018
  •   Koller, Peggy
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It has been over a month since I last posted. We went to Cleveland, Ohio to visit my mother, brothers and family and upon our return we made our way from Sidney Harbor on Vancouver Island to Vancouver on the mainland. We were meeting our children and grandchildren there. The route involved several days of travel through the Gulf Islands of Canada. We sailed to Saltspring Island, an artist colony and home of the renowned Saturday market, to Thetis Island, to Nanimo, then across the Strait of Geor...
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