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VI Mid-Island Club Night - Alaska and Back: Exploring the Pacific Coast and its Treasures

Nanaimo Yacht Club, NE end of Townsite Rd., Nanaimo, BC

21 Sep 2017 1900h-2200h  

Members $5 / Non-Members $10

Amanda and Barry Glickman

Barry and Amanda Glickman love high latitude sailing, and in 2013 headed north along with Admiral Salty Dog, their Labrador retriever, to explore Southeastern Alaska. They were on the hunt for the usual – glaciers, whales, and white bears, but they became fascinated by the geology. The comparatively new mountains, with the violent volcanic upthrusts of Foggy Bay, the ancient fossils of Naukati, and the garnets of Wrangell, were a staunch contrast to the weathered coastline and low-growing shrubs of their experiences in the far south of Patagonia.

Together, they would like to share their experiences, high points and low points, and help prepare you for your own voyage north!

Amanda and Barry have been sailing together since 1997. After sailing the Sea of Cortez, following John Steinbeck’s book “The Log of the Sea of Cortez”, they embarked on a voyage to circumnavigate South America, following the route of Darwin, backwards. Their destinations included the Galapagos, Easter Island, Cape Horn (where they lived for 2 years), Antarctica, Isla de los Estados, and the Falkland Islands. They’ve circumnavigated the Black Sea, sailed the Eastern Med, where they found Papa Rumba and cruised Greece, Italy and Malta, before dragging her home to BC to continue exploring this amazing coast.

They worked together at the University of Victoria, retiring recently and now calling Cortes Island their home.


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  1. Janette Brown says:

    Hello Barry and Amanda
    I was at your September presentation in Nanaimo on your trip to Alaska. It was very informative and appropriate for my husband and I as we are planning a similar trip next summer up that way. I was wondering if you are able to share your routing information? Perhaps your past blog.
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Janette Brown.

    1. Amanda Glickman says:

      Please email me at and I’ll send you what I have. I can either send you the dates we were where, or the KML files for Google Earth.