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Aboard Dogbark, we traverse from Seattle to Greenland over the top of Canada.

haida gwaii waterfall hike


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Bushwhack

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July 13, 2018

The rain lashed at the windows with fury, but I didn’t mind. We were hunkered down in the very back of the aptly name Crescent Cove, well prepared for the 35-knot storm now seething overhead. The small steep inlet shielded us from the winds that tormented the tree tops…

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It got cold today

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July 9, 2018

It got cold today. It was after a fresh caught dinner of rockfish ceviche and ling cod tacos on DogBark!, tucked into the back of Ikeda Cove, on the southern end of Moresby Island in Haida Gwaii. As we dinghied across the bay in the mild twilight of 10:00pm,…

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Islands of the People

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June 25, 2018

When people ask what we are doing this summer, I answer, “going through the Northwest Passage”. But that statement, said in passing to satisfy the momentary curiosity of the asker, does not do justice to what amounts to nearly half the mileage of the journey: out of the Puget…

Port Townsend departure for northwest passage


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4 boats, 14 people, 3 generations, 2 dogs, a cat and a parakeet

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June 17, 2018

The leaving part is never easy. By the time you’re untying the lines, you’ve concisely described the anticipated journey so many times and answered so many questions, that it no longer feels real, but just a story you tell. There are still a thousand details running through your head;…


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We should all follow Billy

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May 15, 2018

I remember sitting with my dad at the kitchen table while he read -front to back- the entire local newspaper (remember those things? Big sheets of paper with small print that someone delivered to your front step every morning back in the ole’days), mindlessly scooping out sections of grapefruit…

John and Becca Guillote

Becca is the writer. She tells vivid stories of authentic moments, highlighting the beautiful, dangerous, dramatic and hilarious with grammatically correct sentences and her tongue held firmly by her cheek.                                                                          
John is the photographer. He portrays the layers of history, emotion, spirit and culture in each moment through his application of light, perspective, and detail. He also takes pictures.

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