alaska: skagway

Skagway was great. It was an early docking, and we only had an afternoon excursion – next time back we will definitely make a trip to both the Slide Cemetery and Jewell Gardens – and it was the only day where I almost felt we had enough time. We did go dog-sledding in Skagway, though,…

alaska: landscapes and nature

When asked once what she believed in, she had replied with perfect honesty, “The earth.” She did, she believed in its ability to nurture her, to sustain her, to challenge her; she believed in its ability to bury her in the end.– Dana Stabenow, “Midnight Come Again”

alaska: tracy arm fjord

Spot the whale! Wednesday morning, very early, we spent cruising through Tracy Arm Fjord. Tracy Arm was created by the movement of Sawyer Glacier, and let me just say, unless you’re right on them, glaciers are weird. Unless you’re right on top of them, they look oddly like discolored styrofoam. Like, Carls, remember the stuff…