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What Can We Bring Across the U.S./Canada Border?

“What can we bring across the U.S./Canada border?” This question is frequently asked by boaters going either direction across the U.S./Canada border both on British Columbia’s southern border with Washington and northern border with Alaska. While the question seems straightforward, it is often difficult to answer quickly and succinctly. Both the U.S. and Canada customs…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – Living Among the Islands

Landon’s Cruising Report – Living among the Islands Departing Loughborough Inlet, we entered Johnstone Strait via Chancellor Channel.  Johnstone Strait was rough and choppy as it often is but became settled as we neared Port McNeill.  Port McNeill is a nice place to catch up on rest before crossing Queen Charlotte Strait for the Broughton Island group,…

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A clear day in Queen Charlotte Strait.
Cape Caution

Day 9- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Cape Caution

Day 9 of the Alaska Flotilla – Cape Caution Tomorrow we leave caution behind us! Cape Caution that is. We leave early in the morning, pass the north end of Vancouver Island into the exposed waters of the North Pacific.Often a rough crossing, but we’re hoping that a good weather window stays open long enough for us…

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Day 8- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Alert Bay

Day 8 of the Alaska Flotilla – Alert Bay Chris Carlin helping to move bald eagle from his dinghy to the dock. Check out those talons! Photo: Susan Carlin Bald Eagle rescue! Chris and Susan Carlin, members of our Alaska flotilla, were docked at Alert Bay when a woman suddenly ran up to their boat and said,…

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Day 7- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Echo Bay

Day 7 of the Alaska Flotilla – Pierre’s at Echo Bay This prawn boat delivered a great evening; my favorite seafood, and Nikki van Schyndel, author of “Becoming Wild,” entertained us with stories of living as a survivalist in the nearby wilderness. Go HERE to check out more of Margaret’s cruising reports. You can also follow the…

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Day 6- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Port Harvey Marine Resort

Port HarveyDay 6 of the Alaska Flotilla – Port Harvey Marine Resort – Relaxation and catching crabs.

Port Harvey

Go HERE to check out more of Margaret’s cruising reports.

You can also follow the Flotilla to Alaska with Mark Bunzel on AIS. Boat Name, Sea Raven – MMSI number 367492390.

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Alaska Flotilla Day 6

Day 5- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Blind Channel

Day 5 of the Alaska Flotilla – Blind Channel and a hike to an 800-year-old cedar tree.

Go HERE to check out more of Margaret’s cruising reports.

You can also follow the Flotilla to Alaska with Mark Bunzel on AIS. Boat Name, Sea Raven – MMSI number 367492390.

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Day 5 – Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Dent Rapids

Day 5 of the Alaska Flotilla – Dent Rapids, Devil’s Hole…dead fish! Saw strange natural phenomena; thousands of dead hake (fish) floating, distended bellies up, near the rapids. Seems it happens this time every year, especially at the full/new moon (now) when powerful currents force fish to surface so quickly that their internal swim bladders explode!…

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Dent Rapids
Desolation Sound Water Views

Day 4 – Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park

  Day 3 of the Alaska Flotilla – Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park. Spectacular place! Many drop anchor here and happily stay for weeks. But, we must go, have a date with some rapids… Go HERE to check out more of Margaret’s cruising reports. You can also follow the Flotilla to Alaska with Mark Bunzel on AIS.…

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Day 3 – Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Prideaux Haven

Day 3 of the Alaska Flotilla. First Mate Margaret Pommert’s videos of sliding through the narrow, but lovely pass, to the entrance of Prideaux Haven.



Go HERE to check out more of Margaret’s cruising reports.

You can also follow the Flotilla to Alaska with Mark Bunzel on AIS. Boat Name, Sea Raven – MMSI number 367492390.

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