On 1st Oct, 2015, we headed off on a journey, hoping to travel around the world. 


We have sailed across the Atlantic and up through the Caribbean, toured North, Central and South America  in our VW van and are now enjoying our trip through New Zealand. 


Enjoy our blog - older posts are found at the very bottom of the blog page.

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September 20, 2016

On the drive out of Fairbanks we decided to detour to Wrangell St.-Elias National Park and the Kennecott Mine.  The Park is in southeast Alaska bordering the Yukon and is the US's largest National Park.  Having seen the Wrangell mountain range from the Gulf of Alaska w...

September 16, 2016

From Denali we took the Parks Highway north to Fairbanks, camping overnight in Fox before starting the long drive up the Dalton Highway towards Coldfoot and the Artic Circle.  The highway begins north of Fairbanks and ends at Deadhorse near the Artic Ocean and the Prud...

September 16, 2016

On 24th August, after driving north in the pouring rain, taking in Wasilla, but failing to see Russia, we arrived for a couple of nights camping in Denali National Park.  There was limited visibility along the way and certainly no evidence of any mountain in the Alaska...

September 9, 2016

We arrived in Homer on 18 August, our last trip with the Alaska Marine Highway Service (ferry).  Homer was an eclectic mix, we bumped into some friends we had met in Wrangell on Homer Spit, did some fishing and cycling, collected some mussels and enjoyed the beautiful...

August 28, 2016

The trip from Juneau to Kodiak took three days as we travelled north and west, stopping at Yakutat, Whittier and Chenega Bay along the way.  We were able to get off at each stop and have a quick look around. 

We arrived in Yakutat early in the morning and the view...

August 23, 2016

After an overnight ferry trip from Sitka, passing via Angoon on Admiralty Island, we arrived in Juneau, Alaska's capital, on 29 July.  Despite being on the mainland it is not connected to the outside world by road and is not Alaska's largest city.

Juneau has some g...

August 18, 2016

We arrived in Juneau on 29 July and were lucky enough to be able to fit in an unplanned side trip to Glacier Bay National Park.  The Lodge in the park had space and the ferry dates worked so on Monday 1 August we jumped on the Le Conte ferry to Gustavus, saw whales alo...

August 8, 2016

The journey from Wrangell to Sitka took 15 hours, passing by Petersburg, across Frederick Sound and out to Sitka, which lies outside the Inside Passage, facing the open Pacific.   Sitka was the site where, in 1867, ownership of Alaska was transferred from Russia to the...

August 8, 2016

We set off at low tide for our trip on the Stikine River with Mark Galla, following the meandering river past mudflats with huge cedar trees lying washed up on them.

As we continued up the many different sloughs, you really get to appreciate the Alaskan way of life...

August 8, 2016

We headed out from Wrangell with Mark Galla from Alaska Peaks and Seas to the Anan Wildlife Observatory on 21 July.  The observatory, 30 miles to the south east of Wrangell, is accessible by boat and managed by the US Forestry Service, who restrict the number of visito...

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