Category: On The Road

Logistics and mishaps from the road and off-road.

Prince Rupert to Babine Lake Rd: Stewart/Hyder

August 13, 2011 The Matanuska Ferry arrived on shore in Prince Rupert, Canada at 5:15am, which with the time change was really 4:15am, which means we really woke up at 3:45am to pack up and get through the jerky Canadian border patrol, which means…

Juneau, AK to Prince Rupert, BC

August 12 2011: Happy Birthday Brendan!! We boarded the Matanuska around 12:30am. While checking in, Timothy, “The Purser”, noticed a mistake with our reservation and up graded us from a 2-berth room without a view to a 3-berth room with a view. And it’s…

Juneau

August 10, 2011: Juneau Note:This morning we decided to adjust our Route on ferry. Initially, we intended to go to Sitka for a couple days. Instead we are going to Prince Rupert a bit earlier than planned. We want to go to Stewart, BC…

Anchorage, AK to Juneau, AK (Mendenhall Glacier CG)

August 8-10 2011 We are officially on ‘the descent’ back to the lower 48 and eventually NOLA. Technically, we are not ‘on the road’. They do call it a highway though. The Alaska Marine Highway. It’s a day and a half journey from Anchorage…

To Anchorage and Back to Again

August 7 2011 Anchorage, AK/ San Francisco, CA I flew to San Francisco and back in approximately 30 hours. I am an early enrollee for a clinical trial and I am required to check in every 2 months for ‘monitoring’. I’ll leave the details…

Katmai Bear Trip: Homer Spit to Jim’s Landing

August 5, 2011 Kyle and Brendan dropped Steve and I off at the Bald Mountain Tours air strip to go on a bear viewing trip. Here, we put on waders and boots and got on another 10 passenger plane similar to the one in…

Homer Spit: Day of Rest, Land’s End Hotel

August 4, 2011 After a BIG day of fishing yesterday, the boys needed a day of rest. I didn’t do squat yesterday, but I, along with my oversized stomach, was completely in for a day of rest too. We woke up listening to the…