Explore the world: Traveler’s Journal is back with eight new adventures

2018 Traveler’s Journal lineup

Feb. 1 — Elston Hill: “Traveling in North Korea as a party of two”

Feb. 8 — Mark Roye and Nancy Krill: “Arctic, Antarctic, Alaska: Sailing the Wake of the Maritime Fur Trade”

Feb. 15 — Lou McKee: “Klee Wyck Journal: The making of a Wilderness Retreat”

Feb. 22 — Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock: “On Safari in Botswana and Tanzania”

March 1 — Leilani Sundt: “Border to Border 3 Friends: A Cycling Adventure”

March 8 — Nigel Foster: “Kayaking: Exploring Taiwan”

March 15 — Tim and Mardi Guthrie: “Scotland, North Coast 500”

March 22 — Arvo and Christiane Johnson: “Iceland Land of Extremes”

2018 Traveler’s Journal series

Traveler’s Journal is a presentation of the Peninsula Trails Coalition. All of the money raised is used to buy project supplies and food for volunteers working on Olympic Discovery Trail projects.

Shows start at 7 p.m. in the Sequim High School Library at 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Suggested donation is $5 for adults; those 18 years old and younger are free.

One selected photo enlargement will be given away each week as a door prize.

Pack your virtual bags.

Traveler’s Journal begins its 27th season of travel and adventure slide shows on Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Sequim High School library.

The eight-week travel series is a presentation of the Peninsula Trails Coalition with local adventurers sharing their stories and photos with you. All of the money raised is used to buy project supplies and food for the volunteers working on the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Admission is $5 adults, youths 18 and under free. Shows start at 7 p.m. in the Sequim High School Library at 601 N. Sequim Ave. The seating is chairs and some people bring their own cushions.

“I hope you enjoy this year’s presenters and I give big thank you to all of the presenters,” Johnson said. “It is lot of work and I know the community appreciates and enjoys hearing the adventures.”

“Also, you are a part of doing something special for PTC, allowing thousands to enjoy the nature we have here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.”

Each year the dream of a continuous trail from Port Townsend to Forks gets a little closer.

In 2017, about 200 volunteers put in more than 9,000 hours of labor on the trail.

One selected photo enlargement will be given each week as a door prize.

Call Johnson at 360-301-9359 for more information.

The community invited to experience these great locations and adventures this year:

Feb. 1 — “Traveling in North Korea as a party of two” with Elston Hill

Hill will share his travels to a country not travelled by many Americans, North Korea. Get an inside look of a country that has been closed off from the rest of the world for many years … probably the only chance to hear about places and people they encountered on this trip.

Feb. 8 — “Arctic, Antarctic, Alaska: Sailing the Wake of the Maritime Fur Trade” with Mark Roye and Nancy Krill

These Port Townsend voyagers sailed in the wake of the Pacific Northwest Maritime fur trade, sailing their ketch Tamara from Hudson Strait to Alaska. The couple was awarded the Cruising Club of America’s Charles H. Vilas Prize for 2011 and the Royal Cruising Club Trophy for 2012.

Feb. 15 — “Klee Wyck Journal: The making of a Wilderness Retreat” with Lou McKee

An adventurer artist, author and dreamer, McKee tells her story of paddling the waterways of the Pacific Northwest and, by chance, discovering an enchanting beach where the Klee Wyck Cabin was borne.

Feb. 22 — “On Safari in Botswana and Tanzania” — with Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock

These award-winning photojournalists usually document tropical marine life and remote dive sites. They will share a different kind of adventure, with their love of adventure and photography on a trip to Botswana and Tanzania.

March 1 — “Border to Border 3 Friends: A Cycling Adventure” — with Lelani Sundt

A flight attendant and active cyclist, Sundt tells of completing the journey from Canada to Mexico by way of bike. The trip was postponed for two years while she recovered from injuries she suffered by being hit by a truck just only 10 days into the 2015 trip.

March 8 — “Kayaking: Exploring Taiwan” with Nigel Foster

One of the best known kayakers in the world, Foster will tell us of his kayaking adventures in Taiwan’s beautiful and timeless islands. He keeps busy as an author, designers of kayaks, paddles and accessories while he is not kayaking somewhere around the world.

March 15 — “Scotland, North Coast 500” with Tim and Mardi Guthrie

Tim’s 20 years of military service allowed them many travels throughout Europe. Joining children and a church mission allowed them to travel to many other parts of the world. This trip brings Tim home to his Scottish roots and the North Coast 500, a little known part of Scotland not to be missed.

March 22 — “Iceland Land of Extremes” with Arvo and Christiane Johnson

This adventure takes the Johnsons to the incredible Island of Iceland, a land of many sights and few crowds. This journey will be new one for them in more ways then one, having two young kids alongside.

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