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August 2, 2007

Back home again for a little while

Back in Seattle:

A mellow crossing across the Gulf of Alaska from Seward to Dixon Enterance, a couple of days down the inside passage and we're out of the dreary north and back into sunny Washington. I'm home for 10 days or so, then it's off on another 40+ day run. The passage back was uneventful. 5-7 foot seas in the Gulf and then a lot of current to deal with on the inside passage, but it's all downhill coming home. Now it's time to drink beer and get soak in some of that sunshine and as an added bonus, I'm going to be home for the Subdued Stringband Jamboree.

Killer sunset crossing the Gulf of Alaska:

Gorgeous weather through Johnstone Strait:

Interesting note....I'm not sure what this says about my life, but I picked up the latest issue of Latitudes and Attitudes in Seward and it was basically written about me. There was Bob Bitchin writing about taking Lost Soul to all these spots in Mexico that I visited last year. Then I flip to an article about a project that a bunch of cruiser did down in Barra where they fixed up the elementry school and there's good old Shoot the Moon Dave in the picture. Finally I get towards the back and there's an article about Brian's boat burning down and the community effort to get him a new one overnight. I didn't get into town until 2 days after the fire, but I knew everyone in the pictures and knew the entire story firsthand. It was very cool to be on a tug up in Alaska and find this magazine that brought me right back to Mexico and helped me keep focused on the fact that I'll be right back living the life in another few months.