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Vancouver, British Columbia

It’s an early start this morning for the Amtrak Cascades train to Vancouver, Canada. The train departs Seattle’s King Street Station at 7:45am, which means needing to be at the station by 7am for baggage […]

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Seattle, Washington State

I only have 1 day in Seattle, and plan to spend the bulk of it at the Boeing Factory out in Everett, a fair distance outside of central Seattle. But first, coffee is required, and […]

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Juneau, Alaska

Today is disembarkation day on Le Soleal. Captain Le Rouzic announced yesterday that we are scheduled to arrive in Juneau, Alaska at 10am on 6 July 2019. This makes us about 4 hours behind schedule, […]

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Holgate Glacier, Alaska

Day 2 of Le Soleal’s unplanned stay in port in Seward, Alaska. The vast majority of the passengers are taking chartered catamarans to see the Holgate Glacier, which was our planned ship itinerary yesterday. Other […]

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Seward, Alaska

We have an unplanned port call on Le Soleal in Seward, Alaska today. Captain Le Rouzic calls another ‘all passenger’ meeting this morning to announce that overnight our plans to visit Holgate Glacier today have […]

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Kinak Bay and Geographic Harbor, Alaska

Today’s plan is to visit Kinak Bay and Geographic Harbor, in the Katmai National Park on the Alaskan Peninsula. Home to brown bears, we hope to cruise up Kinak Bay and then pick up our […]