Roberta and I are currently relaxing in Seattle waiting for our boat (Sans Souci) to be shipped home from Costa Rica. It should load aboard a giant freighter sometime next week, and in just a few weeks arrive in Victoria Canada.
Because it has taken much longer than anticipated to get the boat out of Costa Rica, we’re planning to use a delivery crew to run the boat from Canada north to Alaska. Roberta and I will fly to Alaska around July 9th, and then start exploring. It will be an “interesting” trip for us, and is somewhat of an experiment. As most of you know, I don’t fish, and neither Roberta or I really eat fish. In spite of this, my boating friends tell me Alaska will become our favorite cruising destination, and I hope they are right!
Regular blog updates from Alaska should start around the second week of July. We’ll spend a few weeks exploring the area around Juneau and Glacier Bay and then spend a month or two moseying our way south to the Pacific NW.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on editing my blog updates from the Costa Rica trip into a book. If you have been reading my blog updates, you’ve essentially already read the book. That said, there are some cool features to the book. For instance, I added an index which breaks everything out by the topics discussed. I also added a really nice double-page map.
The book will appear in a month on Amazon, but copies are available now directly from the publisher. My guess is that Amazon’s pricing will be well below the pricing from the publisher. If you decide to buy the book, and have the patience, you may want to wait for it to show up on Amazon.
I am releasing two different versions of the book. The print cost on the full-color version is outrageous, and this is reflected in the price. I’ll leave it up to you as to whether or not the color version is worth the added cost. The black and white version is essentially the same, looks great, and is a whole lot cheaper.
Cruising Under Power –Pacific Coasts of Mexico and Central America (234 Pages)
Color version http://www.lulu.com/content/2445864
Black and White Version http://www.lulu.com/content/2598596
Crossing an Ocean Under Power (274 Pages)
And, my old book (about our Atlantic Crossing in 2004): http://www.lulu.com/content/90630
Thank you. The next time I write to you will be from Alaska!
Ken Williams Sans Souci, Nordhavn 68