The husband-and-wife team of Vancouver writer and photographer Anne Vipond (b. 1957) and writer William Kelly has cruised the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska in the family sailboat for several decades, and sailed on many cruise ships and ferries. His cruising articles first appeared in the pages of Pacific Yachting magazine in the early 1980s; her column entitled Anne's Gunkholes premiered in 1992 and ran for 13 years. In her comprehensive guide book Alaska by Cruise Ship (1994), Vipond described local history, nature, the Gold Rush, and the resurgence of the Native culture, among many other aspects of the cruise. Their co-authored Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage (2006) was described by Peter A. Robson of Pacific Yachting as "the most all-encompassing guide to the B.C. coast we've seen in years." It highlights more than 200 anchorages with more than 120 maps and 450 colour photographs. The Tsawwassen couple, who have sailed as far as Prince William Sound and Kodiak Island, have moored their Spencer 35 sloop Sway on the Fraser River.

BOOKS:

Alaska by Cruise Ship (Delta, B.C.: Ocean Cruise Guides, 1994, 1997, 1999.)

The Complete Cruise Handbook (Ocean Cruise Guide, 1996).

Caribbean by Cruise Ship (Ocean Cruise Guides, 1997).

Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage (Ocean Cruise Guides, 2006). $44.95 0-9697991-7-9

[Ocean Cruise Guides Ltd., 325 English Bluff Road, Delta, B.C. V4M 2M9]

[BCBW 2006] "Maritime"