The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Book Launch: Cruise the Alaskan Coast by Patrick Hill

Rosario Passos

Counting Stars
Whitby 42 Ketch
October 5th, 2015

Patrick’s latest book takes us on a sailing adventure along the south coast of Alaska exploring Prince William Sound, Icy Bay (uninhabited), Yakutat Bay, Lituya Bay (uninhabited and where the world’s highest wave has been recorded at  1720 ft.) and Glacier Bay.  This voyage was was a very rare, unique and exciting adventure for the Hills because of the astounding views found in any of the bays. The isolation, rawness and loneliness were impressive while vistas of ice and snow were overwhelming; that is, apart from all the sailing.

Route map of the voyage

Route map of the voyage

The book was written especially to provide additional perspectives and close ups that are not seen by those who travel on large cruise ships. There are references to past explorers who travelled to the area some 200 years ago.  Now, over 800,000 cruise ship passengers travel to Alaska each year and the number is growing.

For more information, please visit Patrick Hill’s website.




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