If you had 13 months in the Pacific Northwest...
Where to go? How long to stay? What seasons for what areas?
One could spend a decade cruising between WA, BC & Alaska. In our current "plan" we have 13 months. We could stay longer but we aren't sure how long we want to resist the lure of warm waters and sandy beaches.
I know, I know. We have high class problems.
I posted on an online forum asking what other people would do with that same amount time and the responses were as varied as the responders.
Up the West coast of Vancouver Island as fast as we can to the Haida Gwaii? Up the more protected inside passage? Gunkhole the first summer on the West Coast? Spend a long time in a few places? Visit more places for less time?
Although we go back and forth about the decision, right now we've decided to not decide where we are going until the day Carol's mother leaves and we listen to the weather forecast. We have the charts and guidebooks as far north as the Haida Gwaii and as far South as Tacoma.
Not making the decision is the hardest decision for me, but also this cool freeing move. It's not a space I normally inhabit and it is one I'm enjoying getting used to.