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Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska

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Marine writer Elsie Hulsizer, whose Voyages to Windward unlocked the mysteries of cruising Vancouver Island's west coast, now does the same for that other great unknown of West Coast cruising, Southeastern Alaska. Having avoided the Alaskan challenge for years, Elsie and her husband Steve set out on the trusty Osprey on May 14, 2006, and spent the next three summers sailin ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 29th 2010 by Harbour Publishing (first published October 28th 2010)
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Jul 23, 2012 Carol rated it liked it
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This book is a must for anyone who has traveled, or plans to travel by sailboat, to Southeast Alaska. I bought this book in anticipation of our 5 week sail on a friend’s 42’ sailboat from Juneau to Glacier Bay, Chichagof, Baranof, and Admiralty Islands, ending at Petersburg. In previous years, we have sailed from Blaine, WA to Prince Rupert on this sailboat, so all in all we covered much of the same territory. It’s always fun to notice the sameness and differences of our experiences in the ...more
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I am an environmental professional with a degree in oceanography and a certificate in fine art photography. After 30+ years working in environmental issues, I quit my job so my husband and I could spend our summers sailing. Since then we’ve made four trips to Southeast Alaska and one to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). This is after 25 years of shorter summer vacations to the West Coast of ...more
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