I’m in Anchorage for two nights. After checking in at the Bent Prop Inn & Hostel, I told several people how glad I was to have a bed that isn’t in motion. Even this morning, I can still feel the sway of the boat and the rocking of the train. I’m assuming my brain will catch up with my body … More from whittier to anchorage
We arrived at Yakutat around 6:30 Wednesday morning. Docking the Kennicott was a feat of great precision. It seemed like all of us who were awake were out on the deck, leaning over the starboard railing, wondering how they were going to pull it off. First, a small skiff left the dock and waited for … More yakutat
We’ve left the Inside Passage and the ferry is now threading its way across the southern coast of Alaska, heading west to Yakutat and Whittier. I may be able to post this from Yakutat, though there are rumors that it’s a small village without cell reception or wireless. [Update: The rumors were right. No cell … More notes from the boat
I’ve been providing structure for this trip by writing every afternoon or evening, but that didn’t happen last night because we were in a spot of bad weather and I felt so queasy that I had to crawl into my berth to wait it out. I suspected there would come a point at which my trusty Sea … More how did you get the land?
I met Eddie Tobacco in line for dinner on Saturday night. He was unassuming, just a guy from Washington state heading to Juneau to visit his kids and meet his great-granddaughter for the first time. The next day — that was yesterday — I was perched outside near the front of the ferry to ride … More on the bridge with eddie tobacco
I know I’m sleep deprived because I can’t hold a thought for as long as it takes to turn my head from left to right. When I move around, I am double and triple checking to make sure I have all my parts. (So far the only loss has been my favorite yellow Kleen Kanteen, which I left on … More what was I saying?