Alaska 2017

Bill Joe Arctic Circle 2017

In 2017, my friend Bill and I headed on the adventure of a lifetime. We were two broken men on yet another ride to try and heal; Bill from the loss of his wife and me from my dad’s premature death.

We traveled from Colorado to Bellingham, WA, where we hopped a Ferry to Homer, AK, before crossing into the Yukon, down through Canada, and back home. 

Along the way, we experienced many magical moments, and as often happens in such situations, we took our grief out on each other. In these posts and stories and choose to focus on the good times. 

Bill and I continue to step into it with each other. But through it all, we are two men that love one another like brothers. 


We took just over 30 days on this adventure. I have a significant amount of photos and stories to add. For now, please enjoy the few that I managed to put together, before life had other plans.

Lands End Resort

Alaska Day 7: Homer!

Friday, August 11, 2017 Homer Alaska : A quaint little Drinking Village with a Fishing Problem! Today is the final day on the ferry. I …

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Orca saying Hello

Alaska Day 6: Whittier & Chenega Bay

Thursday, August 10, 2017 This morning we wake up in Whittier. I had originally wanted to depart the ferry, and begin our adventure from here. ...
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Misty Moon Fishing Boat

Alaska Day 5: Yakutat (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Part 1 of 2 (The less introspective update) Today is another Sea Day. The mountain views, on the starboard side, keep ...
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Bill taking in Alaska

Alaska Day 5: Yakutat (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Part 1 of 2 This morning I come to you from the tiny town of Yakutat. We were scheduled to be ...
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Eagle Eye Eagle at the Dock

Alaska Day 4: Juneau

Tuesday, August, 8, 2017 I am getting my days confused. I am pretty sure today is Tuesday. I believe forgetting the days, on about, is ...
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Beluga Breaching 2

Alaska Day 3: Ketchikan

Monday, August, 7, 2017 Ketchikan is our first chance to get off the Kennicott. We don’t get far, as town is about 4 miles from ...
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