Gone Floatabout

Sailing, Photography, Wilderness

Arctic Voyage

Celeste in Sea Ice

Sailing to the Alaskan Arctic aboard Celeste, Summers 2013 – 2016

Here’s a map of the route:



2013: British Columbia: Victoria – Desolation Sound – Gulf Islands. Shakedown cruise following purchase of Celeste. (Red line on the map.)


2014: Washington State to Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (white line on the map):

May / June 2014: Refit of Celeste in Port Angeles, Washington.

Securing the Rolls batteries


June / July 2014: Vancouver Island – Haida Gwaii – Southeast Alaska

Diving Flukes


 August 2014: Gulf of Alaska, Prince William Sound, Kenai Peninsula

Columbia icebergs


August / September 2014: Alaska Peninsula to Aleutian Islands

Brown bear and cubs


2015: Aleutian Island to Arctic Ocean and Return (Yellow line on the map):

June / July 2015: Bering Sea: Dutch Harbor – Pribilof Islands – Nome



July / August / September 2015: Bering Strait to Arctic Ocean and return to Dutch Harbor

Rowing in Ice


2016: Dutch Harbor – Alaska Peninsula – Kodiak – Kenai Fjords – Gulf of Alaska – Inside Passage – Washington State (black line on the map)


All text and photographs © Ellen Massey Leonard 2017, All Rights Reserved.