Nome Alaska

Posted by Pat on June 25, 2014 in Travel |

Picked up a button at the Visitor Center that says “I love Nome” and I do. But I get ahead of my story. Writer’s are taught to answer the five ‘Ws’ – who, what, when, where, why. Answers are: me, achieving a travel goal, today in Nome. The why is a little more complicated.

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Alaska’s Inside Passage – Glacier Bay at the Summer Solstice

Posted by Pat on June 22, 2014 in Travel |

20-22 June 2014 Singing along: Mighty Orcas leaping, two hummingbirds flying, three humpbacks trumpeting, four porpoise skimming, five guillemots squawking, many feeding whales.

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Alaska’s Inside Passage – Among soaring eagles and floating glaciers

Posted by Pat on June 20, 2014 in Travel |

15-19 June 2014 Cloudy and a comfortable 50° as we dock in Kake on Kupreanof Island. The island, named for the governor of Russian America, may have been visited by Sir Francis Drake in 1579, but it’s greatest fame comes from resident Tlingits being bombarded by the US Army in 1869. The 52×20 mile island […]

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Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage – Aboard the Baranof Dream

Posted by Pat on June 15, 2014 in Travel |

10-14 June 2014 What has 100 jewelry stores, five large passenger ships, and 10,000 pedestrians crammed into six small blocks? Ketchikan, Alaska. Unless you want to purchase a diamond or a fur coat, watch a duck tour boat drive down the street, or pose in front of its iconic welcome sign, it is best to […]

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