Retirement

One would think that when you make this decision that you are fully ready; that you can walk away and not wonder if you should somehow stay connected or worry that you will not feel fulfilled and what am I going to do with my time. It’s been over 3 months now since I left … More Retirement

Petersburg Alaska

Krista and I left Ketchikan bound for our next lay over in Juneau and stopped briefly in Petersburg on August 5th.  We were not exactly awake for a stop in Wrangell.  We left the boat to set foot on land having about 15 minutes to do this in before re boarding with ticket and photo … More Petersburg Alaska

Ketchikan – Part II

Ketchikan fascinated me; there was so much native historical heritage that has been preserved. On the Alaska state ferries we viewed a few documentary films of Ketchikan’s history and how fishing, logging, gold, oil and then tourism developed. Bush Pilots were central to putting Alaska on the map.  If you plan a trip you might want to go … More Ketchikan – Part II

Pelican Alaska Fly In

Pelican Alaska Fly-in by Alaska Seaplanes Tour Charter Alaska Seaplanes Pelican is located in the northwestern part of Chichagof Island in the Hoonah-Angoon census area.  It is 100 miles west of Juneau and 90 miles north of Sitka and is on the Lisianski Inlet and Strait.  I booked this fly-in in advance of our Alaska Marine Highway trip … More Pelican Alaska Fly In

Not on My Watch

We introduced ourselves to a fellow passenger dining next to us during breakfast on our first full day at sea aboard the Columbia. This is pretty typical for the two of us and makes for a more interesting journey.  Mike is his name and he is an Engineer officer aboard one of the AMHS boats … More Not on My Watch