Just read this, a few years late. Thanks for sharing and good for you taking the TW200 on a ride like this. I took a trip to Alaska in 2008 on a 650 V-Strom. In order for my wife to make the trip (part of it anyway) I rode to Bellingham, my wife flew to Seattle and we took the Ferry to Whitter. Rented a car in Anchorage and toured Alaska for 5 days. Then my wife flew home and I rode the bike home. So a little different from your trip but many similarities It was a great trip. We loved the ferry! I really need to get a TW!