After our wonderful 9-day family cruise in South East Alaska, Phil and Ya headed to the north of Vancouver Island for a few hiking days in a remote and wild area. Yasuko is in heaven! In the meantime, the rest of the crew (Mita,… Continue Reading “One-day Tour in North Vancouver”
The Alaskan Dream was our moving and floating home away from home for 8 days. A constantly humming, but a rather stable boat with beds and showers just about right for us to stand in still… the luxury wasn’t inside the boat, but rather… Continue Reading “Our home on the water, the „Alaskan Dream“”
On the first morning on the boat I woke up early and went to the upper deck. A co-passenger was already up and doing yoga. I was thrilled to see another yogi on the boat!
Today we were experiencing the true Alaskan weather for the first time – rain and mist. Since last night we sailed from the Glacier Bay Park down south. Captain Eric looked for a quiet cove for kayaking and anchored eventually. It was raining but… Continue Reading “Alaska Day 8: Sailing south towards Sitka”
On our way to Sitka, we were accompanied by two female rangers who gave us some additional insight into the surrounding nature and how to preserve it. One of the rangers started to sing a few songs. We stopped at the Glacier Bay Visitor… Continue Reading “Alaska Day 7: Glacier Bay National Park Visitor Center”
The town of Juneau is a major cruise harbor. Our small boat was anchored in another port, so we drove to the center and main port by bus. Its main harbor was full of gigantic – and I mean gigantic – cruise boats with… Continue Reading “Alaska Day 6: Juneau – Alaska’s Capital”
While we were sleeping, our boat, the Alaskan Dream, quietly sailed through the Wrangell Narrows. The gently humming of the motors and the rising sun woke us up around 4h30 in the morning. A quick look out of the cabin window displayed a stunning… Continue Reading “Alaska Day 5: Sawyer Glacier”