Monthly Archives: August 2016

People on the Outside of Baranof Island

Sunday, August 14, 2016, Sitka, Alaska I’m thinking this is a pretty boring name for a town, but I didn’t pick it. When the Russians, led by Alexander Baranof, established a town here in 1799, they first called the settlement … Continue reading

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Glacier Bay

Saturday, August 13, 2016 We woke to rain and fog again as we entered Glacier Bay National Park. In spite of the rain, we decided to walk around the deck in order to see as much as possible. It didn’t … Continue reading

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Home of the North Wind

Friday, August 12, 2016 I have to refer to the ship newsletter for the day and date – so nice. Skagway is an old Gold Rush town founded in 1897 when Captain William Moore staked a claim and built a … Continue reading

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Blue Alaska

Thursday, August 11, 2016 When we arrived in Juneau this morning, it was foggy and rainy. Big surprise! I should not be surprised that it is so humid along the inside passage of Alaska. After all, it is temperate rainforest. … Continue reading

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Where the North Wind Doesn’t Blow

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Hoonah, Chicagof Island Again,  it was foggy and rainy, but that’s good weather for bear watching, since that is when salmon like to run. Hoonah has been inhabited by the Tlingit peoples for several hundred years. … Continue reading

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Thundering Wings of an Eagle

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 We pulled into port about 8:00 am. Cloudy and drizzly, which is normal. Ketchikan is known as the Rain Capital of Alaska and experiences an average of 162 inches of rain annually, with measurable precipitation 240 days … Continue reading

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Alaska’s Inside Passage

Monday, August 8, 2016 Sailing the inside passage all day. The early morning fog lifted to reveal several islands, but mostly water, water, water. While I was taking some computer classes in the afternoon, many people experienced the thrill of … Continue reading

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