notes from the boat

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

what was I saying?

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?

brakes on a train

We are 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 so … More brakes on a train