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North to Alaska (Day 7)

Thursday, September 15, 2022. The Ides of September. Awoke as usual at 6 a.m. and took another photo from the bow of the Wilderness Discoverer. Today, we travel to Sitka. This was the original state capital and the location where Russia handed over Alaska to the U.S. in 1867. Breakfast […]

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North to Alaska (Day 6)

September 14, 2022, Wednesday. I awoke at 6 a.m. We traveled over 140 miles since we raised anchor yesterday. We are now anchored near Big Bear Baby Bear State Marine Park. Breakfast started at 7:30. Sausage links, quiche with puff, cranberry white chocolate muffins. A great start to the day […]

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North to Alaska (Day 5)

September 13, 2022 (Tuesday). Woke up about 6 a.m. The ship had stopped before 1 a.m. We had traveled roughly 30 miles overnight. We started the day in North Sandy Cove (adjacent to Puffin Island). Took an initial walk about the sun deck around 6:15 a.m. and we heard wolf […]

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North to Alaska (Day 4)

Monday, September 12, 2022. I awoke about 6 a.m. It was very foggy initially. Went out to the deck and took a photo from the bow. Breakfast was served at 7:30 a.m. Another excellent buffet and we met some new friends. We are sitting with different people each day. We […]

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North to Alaska (Day 3)

As I write this, today is September 11. I always reflect on that tragic day. Jeri and I were stunned watching the news feeds that morning. Never forget. Today is the day we start our 12 day cruise along the Inside Passage to Seattle. There will be no Internet or […]

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North to Alaska (Day 2)

Our first full day in Juneau. We walked around a bit before breakfast and discovered many of the shops and restaurants are no longer open early for travelers. After a bit of a walk around the city, we ended up back at the Baranhof Hotel for breakfast. The hotel was […]

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Rainbow spotted descending from wing of the plane

North to Alaska (Day 1)

I believe humans have an innate desire to travel and experience new horizons. At least, travel is one of my favorite activities. It is hard to believe that it has been over 2 and a half years since Jeri, Ben, Lindsay, and I returned from Hawaii. Jeri died in April […]

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