Dear Fine Edge Visitors,

Each summer for the past seven years, my husband, Dave Parker, and I, Linda Lewis have cruised the Inside Passage in the Pacific Northwest. We make this trip on our twin-diesel trawler, the M/V Royal Sounder.

During the summer of 2007 we spent four months on the water during our sojourn to Southeast Alaska. A good camera and improved wireless connections along the way made it possible to email lots of pictures and stories of our adventures. The long list of friends and family who received the emails told us they loved receiving them and really enjoyed their computer-assisted cruising. Many of them forwarded the emails to other friends. There was a good deal of vicarious boating going on!

Fine Edge has converted this series of emails to a photo blog format for you. There are lots and lots of pictures, some peeks into the life of a long-distance cruiser, fishing tales, wonderful eagle & bear & whale sightings, details on some new explorations, a look at some of the people you meet along the way, nitty-gritty navigation information, chatter about some of our silly shenanigans, glorious views of mountains & glaciers, and depictions of some interesting adventures. Use the blog’s Index to tune into the places or topics that interest you the most. We hope you enjoy the photo blog.

If you would like any information or have questions, please feel welcome to contact us.

Linda Lewis & Dave Parker
M/V Royal Sounder
Home:  425-482-9757

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Index of Emails

1. Royal Sounder Set to Cruise
2. Royal Sounder is Making Way
3. Royal Sounder Crosses QCS & Arrivesat Prince Rupert
4. Royal Sounder
5. The Story of a BC Community - HartleyBay
6. Royal Sounder in Prince Rupert
7. Royal Sounder in Ketchikan
8. Royal Sounder Emerges from the FogOnce Again
9. Wrangell and Rocky Pass
10. Gut Bay and the Grizzlies
11. Red Bluff Bay: Shrimp, Porpoise andMore Boating Friends
12. A Special Place: Baranof Warm Springs
13. More Adventures with Boats, Rocks,Bear Cubs, Deer and Ling Cod
14. More Sitka Area Pictures from RoyalSounder
15. Linda and the Law (Plus Tenakee Springs)
16. Three Generations Working Togetheron a Boat
17. Now about that Eagle...
18. Another Navigation Challenge Exploredat Swanson Harbor
19. Crabs, Galciers and the Fourth ofJuly
20. Skagway - Part One: the Ferry Tripand the Town
21. Skagway - Part Two: the Train Rideand Gold Rush Trails
22. Juneau - Part One: Guests, Gold Mines,Boardwalks and Jellyfish
23. Juneau - Part Two: Starring Whalesand Eagles
24. Juneau Departure
25. Eagles and Icebergs in Tracy Arm
26. Tracy Arm: South Sawyer Glacier -Did We See It?
27. Discovering Fords Terror
28. Petersburg, then Down through WrangellNarrows
29. Anan Bears - Part One
30. Anan Bears - Part Two: the GoldenGrizzly
31. Anan Bears - Part Three: GrizzlyFinale
32. More Adventures of Royal Sounder
33. Mr. Seafood King
34. Whales at Fury Cove
35. Queen Charlotte Crossing - HomewardBound
36. A Family Vacation in the Broughtons
37. Final Royal Sounder Cruise Email


All photos the exclusive copyright of Linda Lewis unless otherwise attributed. All rights reserved.
Copyright 2007 Linda Lewis
Copyright 2007 Mark Bunzel
Copyright 2007 LLC

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