For the Love of Alaska

Achieving a cruising dream  (published June/July 2017) With our bright blue spinnaker poled out and full of wind, we sailed across the border between British Columbia and Alaska in perfect downwind style. Bathed in April sunshine, our family of four whooped and hollered at the occasion. It had been nearly

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Nowhere Else

Still sailing the same silent sea. Photos by Nancy Krill  (published January 2016) “So you didn’t go anywhere this season...you only cruised Alaska”, is a refrain that, I must acknowledge, sometimes makes me rather testy. I hear it with some frequency, so I’ve managed to quell my annoyance and stoically

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An Alaskan Sailing Adventure

Exploring the wonders of beautiful Kachemak Bay  (published November 2013) Anchored in Halibut Cove in Alaska’s Kachemak Bay State Park, my boyfriend, Arun Jain, and I watched the sun set around 11:30 p.m., signaling the start of the long, pink and blue twilight of an Alaskan summer night. A pale

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Jade Harbor

Prince William Sound, Alaska  (published January 2015) While crossing the Gulf of Alaska, I’d eagerly anticipated nosing up to Columbia Glacier at the head of Prince William Sound. Although I’ve crossed several glaciers on skis, I had never seen a tidewater glacier and the idea of blue bergs floating in

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