Tag Archives: Alaska

Looking at Bear Glacier, the Harding Icefield's biggest chunk of moving ice.

More Paddling Bear Glacier Alaska

I received an email out of the blue from Ron, the kayak guide from Backcountry Safaris who showed me around Bear Glacier on my recent travels to Alaska. He’d just…

Bloody big Panasonic flat-screens with photos of Alaska

Alaskan Kayaking Photography Exhibit

I recently submitted ten of my Alaskan kayaking photographs to a competition and won a place in their final exhibition, held in the Global Gallery in Paddington, Sydney. For a…

Sunset on the Alaska Railroad

Great Journeys: Alaska Railroad

To finish off my Alaska series, I wanted to mention the journey between Anchorage and Seward via the Alaska Railway. This magnificent railway trip, whilst for me a matter of…

Amazing coastline, Resurrection Bay Alaska

Alaska: Kayakers Cove

My final kayaking experience in Alaska took me to the south-east end of Resurrection Bay and a hostel known as Kayakers Cove. This cabin in the woods is really basic…

The rugged coast of Resurrection Bay

Alaska: Watertaxi on Resurrection Bay

Alaska is a huge state with a small population, 75% of which live in one town, Anchorage. The rest of the state is remote and largely inaccessible unless you have…

Kayak Roots: the Aleut Ikyak

When thinking about traditional kayaks, the greenland qajaq is the first thing that usually comes to mind. These low volume high-ended skin on frame boats were ideal for hunting and…

Fat Paddler up close to the Big Blue

Alaska Backcountry Part 3: Blue Icebergs

Glacial ice is super-old, compressed, and gives off a brilliant blue hue. My kayak trek to Alaska involved hunting for the bluest ice I could find, and on this particular…

"Tabasco", my Folbot Cooper

Alaska Backcountry Part 2: Bear Glacier

One of the highlights of the Alaskan paddling experience was getting my kayak up close to enormous icebergs, just to feel the grandeur of these magnificent natural structures. All whilst…

FP with icebergs in AlaskaFP with icebergs in Alaska

Video Blog: Kayaking Bear Glacier Alaska

Video of my kayak adventures: Bear Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. Enjoy! – FP

Fat Paddler above the Bear Glacier morraine

Alaska Backcountry Part 1: Bear Glacier

My Alaskan adventure was always about one thing – paddling amongst icebergs. It had taken a six hour flight from Chicago, a 4 hour train ride from Anchorage, and a…

Help get my Alaska photos exhibited

I received a random note via Twitter that perhaps I should submit some of my paddling photos to the Panasonic Lumix Life photography competition (I use a Panasonic Lumix FT1…

Folbot Cooper on the "beach", Seward Alaska

First Alaskan Paddle in my Folbot Cooper

It is very hard to describe Alaska in words. It is a place of extremes, both harsh and beautiful.  Green forests that simply stop part way up mountains, to be…

Tour USA 2009

Leaving the sunny shores of Sydney, the Fat Paddler is about to embark on a quick tour of the USA, taking in Santa Cruz (California) and Chicago (Illinois) before heading…