Alaska 2016: Fog

August 23, 2016 Our cruise ship is traveling through dense fog and periodically sounding its horn.  The view was beautiful at first, as the fog rose from the surface of the water, creating a spooky effect as the tops of islands emerged out of the fog. The sky was streaked with pink and orange as […]

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Doors of Skagway & Haines

Skagway and Haines are two towns located in the Inside Passage of Alaska. Although they are only fourteen miles from each other, the only way to go between them quickly is by ferry. This takes 45 minutes.  To drive, it would take four hours and the motorist would have to pass through part of Canada, […]

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Misty Fjords National Monument

August 23, 2016 I wasn’t sure what to wear on the excursion “Misty Fjords Wilderness Tour.”  I ended up wearing a T-shirt with my hoodie over it.  I packed the warmer of my two jackets, and my hat in case of rain.  I also packed my little purse that help my key card, driver’s license, […]

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Alaska 2016 Part 2: The Cruise – What Happens When Someone Has a Heart Attack on a Cruise Ship

Sunday, August 21, 2016       The cruise begins           With a series of loud blasts of its horn, causing a man on shore to cover his ears,  the Noordam, our cruise ship, pulled away from the dock at Vancouver harbor. Lots of people apparently like to watch this spectacle of a floating city taking its leave, […]

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