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Into Seattle

October 23rd, 2011

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It was late. Gone ten pm by the time I’d cleared US Customs at the ferry terminal in Seattle. My luggage – four panniers, one large dry bag stuffed with bottles and the handlebar bag, one tent and my trusty steed – retrieved and my bicycle laden for the short journey – a few miles – to meet up with an old school friend.

I’d taken the fast catamaran from Victoria, on Canada’s Vancouver Island, directly into Seattle, Washington State. A little shy of three hours. Turning up ridiculously early for check-in had paid dividends. In spades. Arriving prepared to lash panniers together to minimise excess baggage charges, only to find my early arrival being rewarded with some sensible discretion. My luggage treated as equivalent to the normal inclusive allowance of two larger items.

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Sailing to Swartz Bay

October 22nd, 2011

Sailing to Swartz Bay from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken takes a ferry from the unpronounceable port of Tsawwassen, a little south of Vancouver, to Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island. Heading on for the night to the suburbs of Victoria, Capital of British Columbia Province.

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Tied up in Ketchikan

October 6th, 2011

Tied up in Ketchikan from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken, by now an old sea dog, makes a brief stop in the small port of Ketchikan, along Alaska’s Inner Passage. Be advised, this clip contains some terrible nautical humour..

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Alongside in Wrangell

October 6th, 2011

Alongside in Wrangell from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken makes a brief stop in Wrangell, a small port along Alaska’s Inner Passage

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Petersburg in the rain

October 6th, 2011

Petersburg in the rain from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Admire a wet Petersburg from the warmth of the ferry’s cafeteria. Ken did..

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Into Juneau

October 6th, 2011

Into Juneau from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken makes a brief stop in Juneau, Alaska’s Capital. But you already knew that…

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Coffee wobbles

October 6th, 2011

Coffee wobbles from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Join Ken all at sea celebrating completion of the first leg of North America

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Alaska’s Inner Passage

October 6th, 2011

Alaska’s Inner Passage from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken is embarrassed to discover that after a while, majestic panoramas, sweeping views and hanging ice fields all tend to blur a bit. Which is a little outrageous.. If only there were wild bears…

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More cabin fever

October 5th, 2011

More cabin fever from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken’s taken a cabin onboard, and turned it into drying room for a couple of nights. You’ll be glad you weren’t sharing with him.. Actually, he’d been offered a second cabin key, just in case he "Got lucky".

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Flying the flag

October 5th, 2011

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Onboard the M/V Matanuska, sailing from Haines, Alaska to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.

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