Welcome to the "Cruising to Southeast Alaska" series of pictures and stories from the M/V Royal Sounder for 2009. We cruise on a 45' LOA twin-diesel trawler-style boat. David is the designated Captain this year, as we trade that role on a yearly basis. We fully share the boat handling, including docking on a 50-50 basis so we both keep up our skills. Linda does most of the picture taking and writing but David is a great side-lines commentator.
We have made multiple trips to Southeast Alaska and each one has been a unique experience. The weather from one year to the next can completely change the cruising and what a cove or village is like. We often meet old friends and make new ones which also adds to the experience of every cruise. Most of all, Southeast Alaska is so vast and beautiful, there are still places we have not seen and quite a few we don't mind seeing again.
We hope you enjoy our 2009 "Cruising to Southeast Alaska". The pictures and story from our 2007 trip to Southeast Alaska is still online and can be accessed at: 2007 Inside Passage Blog
If you would like any information or have questions, please feel welcome to contact us.
Linda Lewis & Dave Parker
M/V Royal Sounder
If you would like to learn more about Linda's activities as a boating teacher, go to www.privateboatinginstruction.com.