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 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?
I got the weather all wrong. I checked the forecast yesterday and it said there was a chance of rain in Seattle tomorrow, as in Saturday. Today was supposed to be partly cloudy and 70 degrees. If I’d looked at the weather report before I left the hostel this morning, I wouldn’t have stashed my nifty lightweight … More why are you doing that?
We’re stuck. Apparently there’s some communication problem involving Nebraska and a malfunctioning signal, which doesn’t make much sense to me considering we’re sitting here south of Eugene, Oregon. But they have to “go out there” and adjust something by hand, and we have to wait here while they do it. It’s been about an hour … More brakes on a train
I’ve been away from Fairfax all of five hours and already there are things to report. Not what I expected, after only two short bus trips on Golden Gate Transit and a train hop from Richmond to Martinez, where I’m waiting for the Coast Starlight to Seattle. Today I noticed a lot of kindness in the world. So … More bus, bus, train, train