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Old 03-22-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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epic adventure to the great white north aka Kodiak, AK

so im in the coast guard and got transfered up to Airstation Kodiak. this is the adventure that my wife and I went through to get up here. bare with me as i post up pictures and more.
here are pics of the first day:

we left seattle headed to bellingham. it was a pretty fast drive to the ferry terminal.

loaded down jeep commander (the wifes car, i shipped my tacoma from clearwater, fl...fo free)


some of the view on the way to bellingham

turn off to bellingham


waited 3 hrs to board the ferry

some pics of our fellow coastie units. two 87 PBs and a buoy tender in dry dock.


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so affter waiting 4 hrs to leave we finally got under way for our 3 day ferry ride to Haines, AK.





our room, kinda small but atleast we had a window

so here are a bunch of random pics that i took







killing some time with a little snack and light reading

stopped in ketchikan for the morning to fuel up and onload and offload cars


an old light house ship


house was out on this small island...
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more pics


just a couple eagles flying around



pulling into Haines


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Old 03-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #4
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so i just want to say that i saw some of the most breath taking views.... pretty much every turn we went around i had to take pics. the road for the most part wasnt to bad i have a bunch of pics so here are a few of them
in the car ready to get on the road. and the first pic of it on the road



kinda slushy for a bit
then we waited for over an hour to cross the border over into Canada.





talk about the great white north

stopped in haines junction for the night, got a little cold. down to 1 degree.

so the next day we started to drive and it didnt start off very good. the weather was poor but by the end of the day its turned out to bed beautiful. and the coldest it got down to was 4!!




saw some wildlife finally





still cant believe how beautiful the landscape is


Matanuka Glacier




pulling into anchorage



stopped here for dinner one night. Man v Food went there.


this was a good Red and one of alaskas top beers


the road to homer, ak





so the day started out nice but then is started to snow on us all the way to homer




on the water front near the ferry terminal


and a little wild life haha


the road to homer
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #5
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here are some of the pics that i have so far ill get more as i go around the next couple days so stay tuned peeps
last pic on continental north america

we went to the ferry as the sun was setting around 915pm!!! still trying to get used to it





crazy tidal change

boey yard


pulled into port lion this moring before getting to kodiak


and the weather started to get a little bad

first glimpse of kodiak

waiting to offload




and we made it!!!!!!! more to come

stay tuned ill try and get some more over the nect couple days
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:48 PM   #6
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My Mom lives in the building at the end of that street shot. I ride Chuckanut on mu Ducati all the time. Have a safe trip!!
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:48 PM   #7
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sweet, can't wait to see the rest of the pics! i like the ones so far. . . the one of your obviously annoyed wife sitting in traffic cracked me up pretty good.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:55 PM   #8
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:59 PM   #9
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wow! this thread wins.

looks like yall had fun!
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wow! this thread wins.

looks like yall had fun!
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seriously enjoyed that, great pics ! Thanks for sharing, will be looking for more!
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Awesome Pictures!

I have been to Alaska once and it is so gorgeous up there. Good luck with your new station/adventures
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:48 PM   #12
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thanks guys its been a long trek and we still have a long way to go, we have been chilling in anchorage for the last couple days gana catch the next ferry out of Homer on the 25th. i still cant believe how beautiful the drive has been.
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Wow, cool pics...

But, did I see a female driving???
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can some one please tell me why everyone and their mom drives a Scubi forester??
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Welcome To Alaska! How long are you guys in Anchorage before heading down to Kodiak? Hope your enjoying the HUGE snow piles around town. We are going for a record year! YA BABY!
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updated pics^^^^^

we already headed to homer we got here yesterday, so we will be here till tomorrow. We will catch the ferry to kodiak tomorrow!!! can wait stay tuned for more pics to come
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3 days at sea for the first leg? must be rough for a coastie


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