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 the water (we actually sat out the last).

The following day was spent visiting Petersburg, a town with a strong Norwegian history. There we were treated to Norwegian dancing by a group of children and a hike on a nature trail.

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Hiking above Hobart Bay
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Luna prefers a single kayak.
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We were divided into four groups for the activities. Here our group huddled together to observe a sunflower sea star that Leonty scooped up.
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Luna in the RTV. She didn’t actually drive.
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Lots of fishing in Petersburg.
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Anemones attached to the dock
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Dancers in the Sons of Norway Hall.
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We had some clouds and showers, but no serious rain.
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Leaving Petersburg. Did I mention that in both Sitka and Petersburg we discovered wonderful independent bookstores?
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What a mountain!
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Anchoring for the night.

On our last day before returning to Sitka, we went to Kake (pronounced cake), a mostly Tlingit community, where we were welcomed by local guides, watched a totem pole carving demonstration and traditional dances.

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Base of the world’s tallest totem pole carved from one tree.
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Dancer in Kake
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Captain Eric at farewell dinner.
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Luna at farewell dinner. By the way, the food was incredible. A professional chef and a pastry chef fed us as if we were dining in a fancy restaurant.
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All the passengers gathered on the top deck of the Dream.
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Leonty and Larisa, our guides on the cruise.
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The last night.

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