Monthly Archives: June 2019

The Hubbard Glacier

You’ve probably seen the huge glacier calving on tv. That’s the Hubbard Glacier. Here we are approaching it at a very slow speed because of the icebergs. It’s pretty amazing, although when our ship was there the calving didn’t happen. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Icy Point

Icy Point used to be a salmon processing and canning plant. It’s been converted to a tourist attraction. There is the world’s longest zip line. I asked how much it cost to ride it. The gal told me it was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Just now got back

From the wine tour. Still hung over. I’ll go through some photos tomorrow. Until then, I found some video from the Ketchikan bird rescue on my IPhone:  

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

On the Road Today

Today and tomorrow we’re visiting the Virginia wine country with a bunch of friends. I’m not taking my Airbook, so this is it until I get back to our friends’ house tomorrow. Report on the wino tour tomorrow evening.   … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Oops.

I see that i didn’t publish yesterday’s post until today. Sorry. Here’s today’s post… Many years ago I taught at the University of Georgia in the City of Athens. When I met my new neighbor, the first thing his miniature … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Two Things

The first thing is that around my house on the Chesapeake Bay, there is a ton of bunny rabbits: I call that guy “Flopsy”. Remember the Beatrice Potter Peter Rabbit stories? One of Peter’s sisters was named “”Flopsy”, as I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Seward

As we all know, Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of state effected the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. This was after Lincoln had been assassinated. We paid 7.2 million bucks, and it was called “Seward’s Folly” or “Seward’s Icebox.” The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Evenb More Ketchikan

Ketchikan is a big island. Even our bus driver didn’t know that. We went south about 30 miles to a nature preserve. It wasn’t very impressive. I was expecting an old growth forest. The only big trees were the ones … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ketchikan Part II

Ketchikan appears to be the totem pole capital if the world. Lots of shops sell them. We took an outing to where they are still made by hand. It takes years to become a master totem carver. Here’s one at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Ketchikan

  That was a brothel in the old days. It’s on Creek Street. Here’s the harbor: The Native Americans liked to carve stuff. More about that in a day or two. You can even buy a wolf pelt if you’re … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments