Meeting the Neighbors, and More from Alaska

Yesterday, we had an invitation to visit with our neighbors.  It was nice to meet them and we are happy to know we have such nice neighbors.

We continue to slowly settle in to the house here in Maine.  The weather has been hot / humid / rainy / cold – every thing you can imagine in the last week.

I wanted to include some more photos from Alaska.  I think I will actually do a separate small blog on the Alaska trip, so anyone who wants more detail can follow it there – and we’ll have it as a reference.  I’ll let you know when it is up.  For now, I’ll just continue to share some highlights here.

Week 1 Cruise – We’ve already shared a number of photos from Week 1, which was the Eastern Coves of the Inside Passage, from Juneau to Ketchikan.  Highlights included the weather – which was sunny for the whole week once we left Juneau, the scenery, and getting to know folks on board the boat.  The two most scenic areas occurred on the first day and the last day of our cruise.  We showed the photos from Sawyer Glacier at Tracy Arm.  On the last full cruising day, we cruised into Misty Fjords National Monument and anchored for the morning.  Misty Fjords is also called the Yosemite of the North – high granite cliffs, lots of waterfalls, and a misty cloud covering.  It was drop dead gorgeous.  We had a wonderful skiff tour; the water was so calm and clear, the reflections were magical:










Before we pulled up anchor at lunchtime, it was time for the Polar Plunge.  Crazy People had the opportunity to jump into 45+ degree water to go for a swim.  Nuts!  Needless to say, we were smart and just watched the craziness:







The rest of the afternoon was spent cruising through Misty Fjords and onto an anchorage close to Ketchikan, where we would end Week 1 the next day.  This is a very special place, and one you shouldn’t miss if you have an opportunity to visit.






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