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Glacier Bay - page 1 of 7
Vancouver to Alaska
 

British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) to
Glacier Bay (South East Alaska, USA)

 

Short extracts from the Journal of a 2500 nautical mile voyage in the American Northwest Pacific... the adventure and challenge of boating in glacier waters.

Late summer of 1998 and three intrepid British explorers set out from Vancouver, Canada with ambitions to stand where Captain James Cook first landed on the shores of British Columbia and to navigate to where Captain George Vancouver was stopped in his wake by tidewater glaciers in Icy Strait in Alaska. The team navigated these chilling waters through the labyrinth of the wilderness waterways of the Inside Passage and the open Pacific Ocean of the Gulf of Alaska.

Decision to departure was just 6 months which ensured frenzied research, planning and implementation to ensure any chance of success.

1000 pices of correspondence covered the logistical arrangements and approvals before the team boarded the aeroplane for their 10 hour flight to rendezvous with the Rib, previously shipped out from Liverpool, for their great adventure!