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Sailing the Canadian Islands

After farewells and good wishes to the rest of our Princess Louisa flotilla, we turned toward Desolation Sound roughly 50 nautical miles to the north, pretty much requiring a stop along the way. The west facing harbour of Lund was that stop. The only … [Read more...]

Princess Louisa Inlet… A Treasure Worth the Voyage!

Princess Louisa was without a doubt the high of our first summer cruising together on Summer Breeze. A little more than a month after setting out through the Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands of Canada we met in up with friends and … [Read more...]

Oh Canada… the Gulf Islands and Beyond

A month after departing Olympia we sailed into Canadian waters! First priority was going through customs which we did in Sydney Harbor. This is a sizable harbor with several marinas and yacht clubs. After “checking in” by phone (just that … [Read more...]

At Last… The Journey Continues!!

At the crack of dawn on July 14th John and I began our long-awaited Journey on Summer Breeze. My wonderful team of “roadies” was down to one after losing Jazzy last year but Sadie, who got her sea legs while traveling in the motorhome, was all in … [Read more...]

Birding With Kids

I’m going to start this post with a really honest declaration – I am the worst resource for birding. BUT, I have an amazing TEAM and am so thrilled Jackie is willing to share her tips – I’ll be using them with my own children … [Read more...]

Top Eleven Favorite Places from MY Journey in Focus

As many of you know, I’ve relinquished my “full-time road warrior” status in order to be closer to my parents in my hometown of Longview Washington. Here, I am within minutes of my Dad’s house as well as my Mom and Stepdad’s, and all four of my … [Read more...]

No Lions or Tigers, but Bears! Oh My!

In my last post I was finishing my trek across British Columbia to the northern-most west coast town of Prince Rupert. It was the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary  that drew me to stretch my journey to the far reaches of Canada. If you’ve … [Read more...]

Oh Canada! Crossing British Columbia

Early morning on July 3rd I left Purden Lake Provincial Park and headed west toward my next destination… the town of Smithers. Along the way I found a place to leave my motorhome behind in Vanderhoof so I could make a short side trip to Fort St. … [Read more...]

Oh Canada! Crossing British Columbia

Early morning on July 3rd I left Purden Lake Provincial Park and headed west toward my next destination… the town of Smithers. Along the way I found a place to leave my motorhome behind in Vanderhoof so I could make a short side trip to Fort St. … [Read more...]

Oh Canada! Crossing British Columbia

Early morning on July 3rd I left Purden Lake Provincial Park and headed west toward my next destination… the town of Smithers. Along the way I found a place to leave my motorhome behind in Vanderhoof so I could make a short side trip to Fort St. … [Read more...]

Venturing back to British Columbia

It was with mixed feelings that I rolled out of Jasper National Park in late June; sad to be leaving one of the most amazing places I’ve EVER experienced, but looking forward seeing more of Canada. While planning my route and reaching out to … [Read more...]

Venturing back to British Columbia

It was with mixed feelings that I rolled out of Jasper National Park in late June; sad to be leaving one of the most amazing places I’ve EVER experienced, but looking forward seeing more of Canada. While planning my route and reaching out to … [Read more...]

Venturing back to British Columbia

It was with mixed feelings that I rolled out of Jasper National Park in late June; sad to be leaving one of the most amazing places I’ve EVER experienced, but looking forward seeing more of Canada. While planning my route and reaching out to … [Read more...]

Crossing into New York

It was only a matter of time before my journey took me over the border. I came very close to making a day trip into Canada while visiting Glacier National Park, and probably would have if not for a rock slide closing Going-to-the-Sun Road, and … [Read more...]

Catching Up With Family from Nebraska to Wisconsin

At the time of this writing I'm sitting along a lovely shoreline on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, looking out the windows of my motorhome at perfection... blue skies filled with dramatic clouds... and wanting so badly to go out and play. The last … [Read more...]

The Utah I Never Knew

Until a few months ago I never knew any of Utah beyond the Salt Lake City airport. Last fall, during the "baby steps" of my journey, I squeaked through the very northeast corner of the state. After leaving Colorado on my way to the northwest I camped … [Read more...]

Georgia On My Mind

I have to admit, even after all the storms I muddled through during my weeks in Florida, I felt a bit melancholy about leaving when I crossed the border into Georgia. Despite the nearly constant rain I found some very precious time with several … [Read more...]

Final Days in Florida

The first thing I have to say about Florida is... well, I was going to say it rains a lot here, but upon reflection what I really need to say is that I will be back. It did storm a lot during the weeks I spent in Florida, but now that I'm in Georgia … [Read more...]

Between Spring Showers

I always have the best intentions of being consistent about posting on my blog, and when I'm not I can usually blame lack of good internet connection for my delays. Most of the parks I stay at offer free WiFi, but it's usually slow at best and that … [Read more...]

Bird is the Word!

OK, I have to admit... I’m as capable as anyone at ignoring the work that has to be done when I can go outdoors and play, but to be stuck inside my RV for days on end, in the pouring rain, with NO internet connection has had me feeling more than a … [Read more...]

New Sights and New Routines

After Navarre Beach, the next planned destination was quite a ways farther down the gulf coast to visit my friend John Snow in Fort Myers. John (another old friend from the photographic industry) cast the bait when he offered a free place to park my … [Read more...]

On The Road Again

Wow. It seems like it's been ages since I last sat down to write. Not much to say while sitting still in Dallas. It was great spending time with my daughter, Elissa, and some good friends while there. The rest of my time was spent tackling projects, … [Read more...]