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Jun 15, 2016 - June 4th...Day at Sea

quiet day at sea. I went to a photo class, we went to the show called "Classique" starring the Maasdam dancers and singers for their final show. It included music and dance from Mozart to Queen. We had already attended our Cocktail hour, listened to David Anthony, the piano man and played in the casino, so we called it a night.

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Jun 15, 2016 - June 1st...Kodiak, Alaska

You would think there would be a tour to see the Kodiak Bear, but there wasn't which did turn our OK with us. We woke to rain and cold, around 49 degrees. Some people did go into Kodiak, we did not! We had only planned on walking around and from what we understood from others who did go into Kodiak, we did not miss much. Kodiak is situated on a island and is primarily a fishing and hunting community. It caters to tourists searching for goats, bears, deer, etc to hunt. We stayed in and watch "Star Wars Episode VII, The Force Awakens", good...

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Jun 15, 2016 - June 2nd...Hubbard Glacier

We spent the day floating around the Hubbard Glacier dodging ice cubes and ice bergs. It is said you can only see 10% above the water. We viewed the glacier from our room until the Captain left the area so other ships could advance. It was clear but 35 degrees outside, so it was cold! Our time at the glacier was from 1-4 although we stayed a little longer to watch the small calving which was occurring. It was very interesting. Hope the pictures tell the story except you can't see the calving unless the pixs are enlarged.

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May 9, 2015 - Kodiak, Alaska

On leaving Kushiro we traveled northeast through the North Pacific towards the Aleutian Islands. It is a six day sail to reach our real destination of Kodiak Island, Alaska. On the way we cross the International Dateline at 180 degrees of longitude. This presents a problem of time on board ship as we are eight hours behind local time in Kodiak and in order to correct this, every day for six days at 2pm the clocks are put forward one hour. Oh, and just in case this does not confuse our time enough, Wednesday 6th May, 2015, is repeated again...

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Jul 19, 2014 - Kodiak

Day 41: July 12, 2014 We expected that we would be among the first to arrive at the ferry terminal for the trip to Kodiak. We were wrong – each of the lines already had vehicles waiting to board. The next surprise was that they were already taking vehicles onboard and it was still almost two hours until departure – definitely much different from our previous experience. Then we found out why – the dock at Homer does not have a variable height loading ramp that can be adjusted to the height of the ferry car deck to compensate for...

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Aug 9, 2012 - Back to civilization!

Thursday, August 9 We got up about 7, dressed and finished packing. We wanted to vacate our cabin before breakfast, so Brigid could clean it before the next guests arrived on the plane that picked us up. Breakfast was pancakes. We sat around and talked until the plane arrived about 10:30 am. The next group of guests were 3 French men and a French-speaking Swiss couple. (Brigid speaks French.) We had a good flight back. The pilot took us over more of the island than we saw on the way down. (The ceiling was higher today.) He made a perfect...

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2012 Alaska Roadtrip

Aug 5, 2012 - Start of the Trek

Sunday, August 5 We had pared our "stuff" down to a frame backpack and a day pack. We were picked up by Andrews Air van at Henry's Restaurant. Our fellow guests--Steve, Michelle, and Mikayla (age 14) Bergman were already in the van. When we boarded the plane, Larry got to fly shotgun. Because of the low cloud ceiling, we flew north around the end of the island, then down the west coast for most of the way. We saw a few whales and a few deer from the air. When we landed at Aleut Island in Uyak Bay (pronounced Yuyak), Harry and Brigid came...

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Aug 5, 2012 - return to Kodiak

Last night we sailed through the rain to Kuliak Bay. Each bay we have visited has had a totally different look and feel. Kuliak seemed like the Garden of Eden. At low tide golden beaches bordered by thick grass and bushes reminded us of the Caribbean. (Never mind the temperature; we were still wearing multiple layers of clothing in the cold rain.) A little river took lead us to a grotto where a gurgling waterfall was surrounded by thick greenery and scattered flowers in bloom. The salmon have arrived after spending the last few years of...

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Aug 4, 2012 - Kodiak, Alaska

Saturday, August 4 Rainy day today. We got up late, and Jan, our hostess, fixed us a huge breakfast of fruit, eggs, bacon, and pancakes. Then we went back to our room for Larry to take care of some business at the college by email. Jan told us the local garden club was sponsoring a tour of local gardens and got us a map, so we visited a few. Most of them were small yards, but really bursting with flowers and some vegetables. Very creative use of space and also of containers. Stands with pots overflowing with flowers with small plants...

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Aug 3, 2012 - Anchorage to Kodiak

Friday, August 3 This AM we flew from Anchorage to Kodiak. The flight was one of those "Alaska Airlines operated by ERA Airlines" deals, so we went to the Alaska Airlines desk. They sent us to the ERA desk, at the opposite end of the terminal (toting a frame backpack, a duffel bag and another bag holding our camera and electronic equipment). Once we got checked in (and checked bags for free), we were surprised that we went straight to the gate, without going through security! (So my worries about liquids, pocket knives, my new hip, etc.,...

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Jul 29, 2012 - ferry

When you live in a motor home, you can bring everything you need and lots that you don’t along. Yesterday we packed two duffel bags in no time, wondering if we were bringing the right things for the next adventure. We are headed to Katmai National Park to go animal viewing, bears fishing for salmon in particular. There is no reliable way to check the weather reports and this area has many nooks and crannies between the mountains that could vary a bit. We will be on a boat with no set itinerary that will take us to where the bears are....

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Jul 8, 2012 - Kodiak

We took a 9 hour Alaska ferry ride to Kodiak Island where we are going to stay for 6 nights. It is interesting how they chain down the vehicles on the ferry, just a hint that the ride may not be so smooth, and it was not. We did see whales and puffins on the trip over to Kodiak and back. The first night, we camped in the truck along the Pasagshak River where it enters the ocean. There were salmon entering the river so there were fisherman but we saw no bears. We had breakfast on the beach at Surfer's Beach and there were surfers in the cold...

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