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August 26th, 2014 | Author:

What to pack? Will the case weigh too much? What will we really need at home. One thing that we have learned in doing this cruise is that we have over-packed…seriously, what do you need? Alaska: jeans, tee shirts, jackets. Canada: jeans, tee shirts, jackets. Do you see a pattern here? But today’s suitcase will not be taking too much. Because we are flying out on a float plane, we are only allowed about 25 pounds.

We had never been in a float plane. Around 12:30 we boarded the 4 seater and flew off! So much fun! Karlyn and I followed the charts that were in the seat pockets in front of us pointing out islands and cute names of spots. My favorite was one that Karlyn found: Point No Point!

WE land on Lake Union and took the van to SeaTac. Grabbed a but to eat and jumped on our flight to Orange County. An uneventful flight! Yeah!

Spencer picked us up and when we arrived home, he had dinner ready for us. Ah, home.

Our flight to Seattle is on Friday the 12th….

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June 02nd, 2014 | Author:

Yesterday was the day that we on the Lady K were looking forward to, however, Mother Nature squashed our plans. The reservations to Seattle were cancelled.

The boat has been unable to leave the dock and begin its trip north. The waves and wind have been too strong…today Chuck said that when there is an opportunity to start, Tim will get to Monterey and wait for another opportunity to go on.

Because of the uncertainty and our reservations to visit Denali, Kelley and I are flying on the 20th to Ketchikan; on the 21st we will fly to Anchorage and then begin the trip to Denali. Now our hope is that the boat will be in Alaska by the 28th, when our side-trip is finished.

Thanks a lot, Mother.

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