Steve and I are giving a presentation at the Puget Sound Cruising Club next Friday on our 5th trip to Alaska, called "Why We Sailed to Alaska 5 Times."
Many sailors have noted that a trip to Alaska is good preparation for blue water cruising. But taking repeated cruises to Alaska is a cruising life style with advantages all its own. There's the fun of getting to know a place and its people more intimately and the comfort of coming back to your own home at the end of the summer. We like being able to contribute to our community and coming back every winter lets us do that.
We've met boaters up there who've made the yearly trek as many as 20 times. There's something up there that keeps calling us back. First, there are the glaciers, bears and totems I portray in my book
of the same name - they are endlessly fascinating and endlessly changing. But there are other, deeper, reasons for repeated trips to Alaska.
So why sail to Alaska 5 times?
To Experience the journey
To Explore New Places
To Experience Nature
To See Old Friends
To Experience Alaska's Unique Culture
Come to the PSCC meeting Friday night and learn more about cruising to Alaska. All are welcome. For more information including directions, visit pugetsoundcruisingclub.org
I'll have copies of Glaciers, Bears and Totems:Sailing in Searh of the Real Southeast Alaska
, written after 3 trips to Alaska for sale at the meeting.