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Sailing Adventures of the Irish Rose: Inside Passage
A film by David Perdew.
The Inside Passage from Seattle, Washington to Juneau, Alaska is where you will find bears, eagles, whales, seals, salmon, and icebergs in abundance. This is still a place where nature rules. Where glaciers gleam like jewels set into majestic mountains. Where ice-fed waterfalls plummet from tidewater glaciers. Where the spirits of ancient ancestors linger in the mist. Where their signs can be seen on rock cliffs near the bones of their great wooden lodges, their weather-worn totems still standing guard in virgin forests.
The inside passage, from Seattle, Washington up the coast of Canada, to Juneau, Alaska is a waterway window into the past with majestic scenery and hidden anchorages where time stands still. Sail with skipper Dave Perdew on Irish Rose as novice and experienced sailors join him on different legs as they cruise the famed inside passage. Discover 4000 year-old rock carvings along the beach and climb cliffs hundreds of feet above the passage to find ancient picture glyphs.
About the Boat
Irish Rose is a 40 foot Bob Perry Design 1979 cutter completely refurbished for adventure sailing in the high latitudes. She tows a 15 foot RIB with 50hp outboard for exploring narrow channels where a larger boat can't go.