Welcome to the "Cruising to Southeast
Alaska" series of pictures and stories
from the M/V Royal Sounder for 2011. We cruise
on a 45' LOA twin-diesel trawler-style boat.
David and I trade the role of designated captain 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
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 2011 "Cruising
to Southeast Alaska". The pictures and
story from our 2009 and 2007 trip to Southeast Alaska
are still online and can be accessed at: Cruising Southeast Alaska 2009 and 2007
Inside Passage Blog
If you would like any information or have
questions, please feel welcome to contact
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.