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epic adventure

Discussion in 'Travel' started by uscg2008, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Mar 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    uscg2008

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    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.
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    loaded down jeep commander (the wifes car, i shipped my tacoma from clearwater, fl...fo free)
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    some of the view on the way to bellingham
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    CIMG0111_af4da0206b6ee1be6e77130b0b01bec7397ca096.jpg turn off to bellingham
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    CIMG0123_243ce236501fb4f67861c0130885fd92f59c837f.jpg waited 3 hrs to board the ferry
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    CIMG0130_322b5a0322ed7df7d9e27b1636ae0e6f89583183.jpg some pics of our fellow coastie units. two 87 PBs and a buoy tender in dry dock.
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  2. Mar 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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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.
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    CIMG0144_f41547713f9bf7a33590c2bffb9ef3cd729d9ede.jpg our room, kinda small but atleast we had a window
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    CIMG0128_6cb3672cadeca3532b4f0afe89b682fc42596454.jpg so here are a bunch of random pics that i took
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    CIMG0161_bc696e3dfab18723235b0b23a96297d9b8dea56e.jpg killing some time with a little snack and light reading
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    CIMG0141_4c8e1ae441abfc666420d384fa764eb8babd49a9.jpg stopped in ketchikan for the morning to fuel up and onload and offload cars
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    CIMG0213_4612e3ef42a6d78e6913296e58797e9ad2e3a966.jpg an old light house ship
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    CIMG0227_1095f2adeeae6e282b3d236b0c63add1cd1f85eb.jpg house was out on this small island...
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  3. Mar 22, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    CIMG0241_e456b2000c73b50b2f97535916e1d948018c8ad2.jpg more pics
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    CIMG0240_944e5eee1e3996d97dda217315dcfcb3b512528e.jpg just a couple eagles flying around
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    CIMG0289_1c410280d3ff5a1695f4194a2d648c6da3c08517.jpg pulling into Haines
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  4. Mar 22, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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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
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    CIMG0306_cbe8cf22f3f8cc278c463642a5fce9bd2984a5d5.jpg kinda slushy for a bit
    CIMG0307_2dddb1c314494e0426a55c9e1d6b2e92ad493b86.jpg then we waited for over an hour to cross the border over into Canada.
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    CIMG0322_2702dfc66d833712208a01da6c90f690c097c2ea.jpg talk about the great white north
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    CIMG0331_b84028d753cd211bbf93a329710b5e002a4c6967.jpg stopped in haines junction for the night, got a little cold. down to 1 degree.
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    CIMG0336_3af603f2a06571c915fb1619f0093e35acab3882.jpg 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!!
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    CIMG0348_da06ab2fdfd625ebf9cbf6d9e8f6fb680ddac0e4.jpg saw some wildlife finally
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    CIMG0380_3a56eaf8e58fc67c6e43a06643505be38d460ffd.jpg still cant believe how beautiful the landscape is
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    CIMG0402_9584465dea16b799794391c97ff2b6deea51eff5.jpg Matanuka Glacier
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    CIMG0410_1114b467ade4cfa52d2f2215cbefcf0a578579e0.jpg pulling into anchorage
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    stopped here for dinner one night. Man v Food went there.
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    this was a good Red and one of alaskas top beers
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    the road to homer, ak
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    CIMG0435_1f4838a030fe7713139d38a77a099eae35c03c1c.jpg so the day started out nice but then is started to snow on us all the way to homer
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    on the water front near the ferry terminal
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    and a little wild life haha
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    the road to homer
     
  5. Mar 22, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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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
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    we went to the ferry as the sun was setting around 915pm!!! still trying to get used to it
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    crazy tidal change
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    boey yard
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    pulled into port lion this moring before getting to kodiak
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    and the weather started to get a little bad
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    CIMG0493_6c306fa64d96aeae764e690c9d99d9001588ddf7.jpg first glimpse of kodiak
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    waiting to offload
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    and we made it!!!!!!! more to come
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    stay tuned ill try and get some more over the nect couple days
     
  6. Mar 22, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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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!!
     
  7. Mar 22, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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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.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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  9. Mar 22, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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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
     
  12. Mar 22, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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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??? :D
     
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    awesome pics!
     
  15. Mar 22, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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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!
     
  18. Mar 24, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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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
     
  19. Mar 24, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    Nice pics!
     
  20. Mar 24, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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    theredofshaw

    theredofshaw Well-Known Member

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    3 days at sea for the first leg? must be rough for a coastie ;)


    nice pics dude, looks beautiful up there
     
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