Inside the Inside Passage                           True stories from the Land of the Spirit Bear  by  Captain Joseph Bettis

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As Sundown slips her dock lines, abandons the safety of the harbor, and points north once again, I leave behind the conventions and certainties of civilization. I begin another venture into the hard, crisp world of the fabled Inside Passage, through British Columbia to Alaska. I hear the call of grizzlies and eagles, salmon and halibut, and of tough, visionary people I have known and expect to see again. The unexpected and unknown also lies ahead, and that challenge also calls.

Inside the Inside Passage chronicles my adventures on these journeys. It is a collection of true stories linked together by the spirit of adventure and the challenge of self-discovery. Seven of the twenty-one chapters sketch the trip from Seattle to Glacier Bay. It will appeal to boaters who are thinking about traveling the Inside Passage because it contains specific information about distances, anchorages, and provisioning. It will also appeal to armchair travelers, environmentalists, and lovers of good writing and interesting stories       Read the first 3 stories below                  
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1.   Departure      

2.   Diesel Aesthetics                     

3.  
Getting Started:  Seattle to Desolation Sound

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4.   If the Boat's Not Sinking It Isn't a Crisis

5.   Buddy


6.   Through the Yucultas:  Desolation Sound to Alert Bay

7.   I Shot the Cougar

8.   Crossing the Straits:  Alert Bay to Bella Bella

9.   Painting Out the Mortgage Stripe

10.   The Land of the Spirit Bear:  Bella Bella to Prince Rupert

11.  Alaska or Bust:  Prince Rupert to Ketchikan

12.  Hand Troller

13.  The Best of Southeast Alaska: Ketchikan to Baranof Warm Springs

14.  Genoa Bay Café

15.  Finally:  Baranof Warm Springs to Glacier Bay

16.  Return to Gwa'yi

17.  Raven and the Three Fat Boys

18.  Tenakee Slows

19.   Again I Return to Gwa'yi

20.  Springer Returns Home

21. Chrysler Pete's

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