We spent the last few weeks of our short season doing a big fly-by loop from Homer, along the Kenai Peninsula on the coast of the Gulf of Alaska, into and around Prince William Sound, and then back to Homer.
Read More Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound
I reunited with Stan aboard Buffalo Nickel in Kodiak, Alaska. And so did our two cats! At two years of age, this was their first plane trip. Three flights and all day… they did not love it, but did amazingly well.
Read More Alaska: Kodiak to Homer
In our last blog post, I mentioned the several-day passage Stan and Steve made up the Sea of Japan, from Fukuoka on Kyushu, to Hakodate, on Hokkaido. I think I called that passage a nightmare, due to the poorly predicted weather conditions they had to grapple with.
Read More through the aleutians july 2022
So it’s been a while. QUITE a while, in fact. I might have made a blog post last spring, all about how we were getting ready to get the Buffalo out of Japan, finally, and on to Alaska for the summer cruising season. You might have noticed that this did not happen.
Read More Japan to alaska
Our last post was January 2020. We all know what happened next! But finally, over a year later, we have some new cruising plans to report.
Read More COVID Interruptus
There are approximately 180,000 temples and shrines in Japan. On a per capita basis that’s more than the number of churches and synagogues in the US. Like churches and synagogues, temples and shrines are very different.
Read More Japan: Is it a Shrine, a Temple, or Both?
This post shares some of our favorite pictures taken while scuba diving in Fiji and Indonesia.
Read More Underwater Favorites
We spent our first three months in Japan island-hopping at a leisurely pace between Ishigaki (our port of entry) and the mainland island of Kyushu, where we are now.
Read More Cruising Japan’s Southwestern Island Chain
While curating our photos yesterday, I came upon some gems from a “land travel” side trip of several weeks to Vietnam and Cambodia, which we never got around to posting on our blog. I thought some of you might appreciate an armchair tour in photographs.
Read More Looking Back: Vietnam and Cambodia
After making the 2.5-day passage together from Raja Ampat, Indonesia to Koror, Palau, I spent a week with Stan, at anchor in the gorgeous Rock Islands and snorkeling in its pristine waters.
Read More Palau to Ishigaki, Japan