Alaska Finale

This account has gone on long enough. I’m going to consolidate the last few days of Luna and my Alaskan Dream cruise here. From Tracy Arm we went next to Hobart Bay, where we spent an active day hiking, kayaking, and driving little RTVs on bumpy old logging roads and little Zego motor boats on … More Alaska Finale

Taku and Tracy Arm

After a 3:00 a.m. stop in Juneau for restocking (I, for one, didn’t wake up) we docked at Taku, the site of a long abandoned salmon cannery. Piles of the building remained and a lot of rusted metal, making for interesting photos and exploration. The tide was out. Tides here vary by twenty-five feet, much … More Taku and Tracy Arm

Glacier Bay

Faith, our Huna Tlingit guide for the day, told the story of how her people lived on the broad valley, where Glacier Bay exists now, until, in the 1700’s, the glacier began to advance “as fast as a dog can run.” The people fled and by 1750 the glacier filled the whole valley. Vancouver recorded … More Glacier Bay

Alaskan Dream Cruise

Luna and I took an eight day cruise of the inside passage on the Alaskan Dream. There were thirty-one passengers. I’d hoped there’d be other kids, but Luna was the only one. Still, she handled herself gracefully with the other passengers and had a good time. We left from Sitka in the afternoon and cruised … More Alaskan Dream Cruise

More on Alaska

Here’s the second installment of my and Luna’s trip to Alaska. Below a few more photos of Kantishna, at the end of the road in Denali National Park. Then on to Sitka, where we were met at the airport by a representative of Alaskan Dream Cruises, transferred to our hotel for the night, and given … More More on Alaska

Amazing Alaska

My grand daughter Luna (eleven) and I just returned from a trip to Alaska, a place I’ve long dreamed of visiting. It was more beautiful than I’d imagined, a country of vast landscapes, mountains, water, glaciers, rainforests, and wildlife. We arrived in Anchorage and met with cousin Ariel who is a public defender there. She … More Amazing Alaska