I’m taking some time off and probably won’t blog again until the first week of September. Jennifer and I are taking the boat north to Alaska. Most summers we spend a bit of time between the northern tip of Vancouver island and the Alaska border. This year is a little different for 2 reasons. First, we’re heading further north than in the past and will spend some time in Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. The second thing that makes this trip a bit different is, weather permitting, we’ll be making the nearly thousand mile one way trip as an off shore crossing. It’ll take roughly 5 days to cover the distance running 24×7 off the cost of British Columbia.
You might ask why we would want to make the trip running 24×7 off shore when the shoreline of BC is one of the most beautiful in the world. It truly is wonderful and we do love the area. We’ve even written a book about it (Secret Coast). We’re skipping the coast and heading directly to Alaska as a way to enjoy Alaska by boat when we really can’t get enough time off work to do Alaska at a more conventional, relaxed pace. The other reason to run directly there is it’s a chance to try running 24×7 and see how it goes. Think of it as an ocean crossing with training wheels. If it gets unpleasant, we can always turn right and head to BC. And, it’ll be an adventure.
We’ll be back the first week of September. Have a good rest of your summer,