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Out of Order

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August 30, 2018

This post is out of order, sorry for the inconvenience.

Usually, the stories of our adventures materialize here a few weeks after we have adventured those particular adventures. This gives us time to process the events, organize the words onto the page, edit the photos into beautiful works of…


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Drawing Courage

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August 16, 2018

Here we wait. Smothered under a heavy damp blanket of sky the color of apathy. Surrounded by incongruously cheerful miniature sculptures of ice, gliding across the mirrored sea surface with grace, mocking the murky grey sky with a thousand shades of tenacity. Constrained by the wrong colors stained across…


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The Sitka Shuffle

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July 26, 2018

We had been talking about Sitka for months. It was our first major milestone, the end of the beginning of the journey. As we started north through the inside passage, our focus was on getting to Sitka in time for prescheduled flights and haul outs. And then, suddenly, 21…

leaving queen charlotte, haida gwaii


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Should we stay or should we go?

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July 20, 2018

Every decision we make comes cloaked with balance and sacrifice. Traveling by sailboat is racked with decisions; tiny choices made each day that can have drastic impacts on our comfort, safety and experience. Will this anchorage offer protection from coming storm winds or accelerate them down its steep hills…

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…

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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