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Wrangell

We only spent 30 minutes in Wrangell.  Given another few days for our trip, I would have stayed at least a night here.  It was Sunday afternoon and very quiet, but I imagine Wrangell is always pretty quiet.  I've been told they have a good selection of restaurants (compared to Petersburg, that is).  Here are some… Continue reading Wrangell

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The Ferry

Mom and I took the M/V Malaspina from Bellingham, WA to Petersburg, AK.  Here she is leaving Petersburg. We were originally scheduled on the M/V Columbia, which is apparently bigger and faster, but the Columbia was still down for winter repairs, so the Malaspina it was.  We'd reserved a 2 berth, outside cabin (with a window) but ended… Continue reading The Ferry

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Coming Into the Country

Sometime early in the morning on the second night, as we slept the deep sleep of those on vacation, the ferry crossed over into Alaskan waters.  Hurrah!  Mom woke me at 6 a.m. with the news that she could see Ketchikan in the distance.  I hurried up to the deck to watch as we came… Continue reading Coming Into the Country

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Silently Scuttling on the Ceiling of the Sea*

The first night on the ferry, I woke at 3:30 a.m. Alaska time to the feel of the ship rolling heavily side to side. I couldn't see out, as we'd been given an inside cabin. Claustrophobia got the better of me and I couldn't go back to sleep without seeing what was going on outside,… Continue reading Silently Scuttling on the Ceiling of the Sea*

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Passage to Juneau*

Today my Mom and I leave on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry, bound for Petersburg, Alaska. The trip takes just about 48 hours. I've been wanting to take this trip for 10 years. Besides the perk of not having to be on an airplane, I suppose I've romaticized being on the water. All those years… Continue reading Passage to Juneau*