Category Archive: Alaska and Western States 2010

Napa Valley

St Helens Aug 30, 2010 Breakfast at beautiful Sauselito on San Franciscos’ north shore. We could have spent a lot more time here, wonderful relaxed atmosphere, the sun was shining and the rigging… Continue reading

Mt Tamalpais State Park

Stinson Beach Aug 29, 2010 Keen to get warm again we headed north across the Golden Gate Bridge to drive the the section of the iconic Highway 1 route we missed out last… Continue reading

San Francisco

San Francisco August 28,2010 After a day shopping in Seattle it was time to head south, for Stage III of our Grand Vacation. We were so looking forward to heading to warmer weather.… Continue reading

Olympic National Park

Pacific Coastal Trail August, 23-26, 2010 The crashing surf sounded like roaring thunder as we tried to sleep on our first night camping on the beach. After spending almost every night of the… Continue reading

Whirlwind through Southcentral Alaska

Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage, Portage, Homer, Fairbanks July 29-Aug 5, 2010 After a mammoth 20 hours on a small bus, we finally made it to Fairbanks where we exchanged the canoe, as our mode… Continue reading

Dawson City

Stuck in Dawson Tuesday July 25-28, 2010 We arrived in Dawson City cold and a little waterlogged. We planned on spending 2 days here but it turned into 4 as the road to… Continue reading

Yukon River

Whitehorse to Dawson July 13-25, 2010 Where do you start to describe an experience that tested me like no other? I don’t know what I expected when I agreed to join Hammer in… Continue reading

Chilkoot Trail

July 8-11, 2010 Thanks to Thoreau, Bill Bryson and of course Hammer for the inspiration – I finally got to go for a ‘Walk in the Woods’. The Chilkoot Trail is the 53km… Continue reading


July 7, 2010 The ferry between Juneau and Skagway passes though some more stunning scenery. Just when you think it can’t get better – it does. Steep, snow covered mountains shrouded in mist… Continue reading


July 5-6, 2010 Arrived in Juneau in the predawn light at 3am and before too long it was daylight. The ferry terminal is nearly 20km out of town, displaced from proximity to anything… Continue reading

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