Day Forty Five: Alaska Sealife Center

July 9th stands out in my mind for several reasons.  First, Jerry and Wendy had made it safely to the RV park!  They got there around 1am; Jerry told me later that if it hadn’t been light out past midnight, they would have stopped.  One of the advantages of the long days!  And our visit to the Alaska Sealife Center is one of my favorite memories.  I got what I think are some outstanding pictures.  Continue reading “Day Forty Five: Alaska Sealife Center”

Day Forty One: Cruising Prince William Sound

Before I get into the actual post, I want to apologize for the lack of updates.  The places where I’ve had a good cell signal have also been locations where we’ve been really busy.  And we’re back in Canada, which means Verizon restricts me to a half of a GB, which is nothing.  I can’t move the pictures to the website with that amount of bandwidth.  WiFi, if offered, is nearly universally useless at most campgrounds.  And then we started down the Cassiar Highway, and I lost even cell service for several days.  We are getting much closer to the border, and there should be no issues once I cross back into the U.S. on August 7th.  Continue reading “Day Forty One: Cruising Prince William Sound”

Day Three: Playing Tourist

Spent the morning wandering through Seney National Wildlife Refuge.  Michigan was a home for trumpeter swans until they were hunted into extinction for ladies accessories in Europe in the 1800s.  A few from Canada and Alaska were reintroduced in the 1980s and they have succeeded quite well.  A swan was the first bird I saw.  I also saw my first bald eagle of the trip, though I do not have a picture–he was high in a tree quite a distance away.  I saw an eagle and an osprey nest.  I saw all kinds of birds–loons, ducks, finches, etc.  There was a beaver swimming around in one lake–many people know that on July 3, 2013 I was chased by an angry beaver in the Riley Outpatient Parking garage.  #NeverForget. Continue reading “Day Three: Playing Tourist”