Little Delta makes it into Anacortes, Washington! Even though I have cleared customs in Bellingham (KBLI) several times, there’s always something that goes wrong or a little mistakes are made. This time it was the phone call you have to make at least two hours prior to crossing the border to make sure the customs […]
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Flying into Canada!
The days are getting shorter and the time change didn’t help our trip into Canada. There are several steps you have to do in order to leave the US and head into Canada, though I found out from past experience this leg is more lenient that going the other way around. Our plan was to […]
Sitka to Ketchikan- Beautiful Southeast Alaska
Bye Bye Sitka… and the adventure continues! Due to the unpredictable southeast weather, we decided to stay an extra day in Sitka. We took advantage of time to get some computer work done in a comfy rbnb with fast wifi (a luxury when you’re on the road). We also had the chance to meet up […]
Valdez to Sitka: 500 miles of Alaskan shoreline
No evidence of human life for hundreds of miles…. …Was the feeling we got on the day we flew from Cordova to Sitka. Just barren, desolate landscape with the occasional remote lodge or onshore shipwreck. What did surround us on this long journey were a myriad of glaciers, mountains, beaches and an endless horizon of […]
Trip to Cordova with a surprise landing…
Valdez to Cordova On our journey from Valdez to Cordova, a special surprise was awaiting us– a new place to land! Because the weather was so favorable, Jon suggested we fly through the mountains following the Copper River. Having never been on that route before, I eagerly agreed! We passed glacier after beautiful glacier and […]
Valdez in the dark!
Our first leg was short yet challenging… I have never been so happy to see a runway and town lights, as we were approaching Valdez, those lights beamed like fireworks through the fog. Historically a gold mining town, Valdez is now known for being the terminal to the massive crude oil Trans Alaska pipeline initiating […]
Leaving Anchorage for the big trip to the lower 48!
After a fun weather delay, we are on our way! Jon and I are so excited to be flying again! We spent three days in the hangar working on Little Delta and then two days waiting for the fog to lift over Portage pass through Whittier so we could start making our way east. Fresh […]
The Trip Begins!
The leaves are changing… Time to do the annual on the C170B! The busy Alaskan summer season is sadly coming to an end, but we are excited because new adventures are beginning! Autumn is among us with fall colors in bloom, the temps are getting lower and days are actually turning into nights after months […]
The Adventure Begins!
The leaves are changing… Time for the Annual Inspection on the C170B! The intensely busy Alaskan summer season is coming to an end and autumn is upon us. The days are actually turning into night after months of perpetual daylight, the temps are getting colder and the fall colors are in bloom. It’s time […]