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on a jet plane

2005-08-12 17:35:53.796899+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

This afternoon we leave on our Alaska trip. Alaska Airlines to Seattle this evening, thence on to Petersburg tomorrow morning. Staying at the Morning Mist B&B in Petersburg. Sunday and Thursday we're going whale watching, Monday we're going to see the icebergs at the base of Le Conté glacier with Kaleidoscope Cruises. Thursday evening we get on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry, Friday morning we have a quick two hour stopover in Sitka, and Friday evening we arrive in Juneau. We're staying at Driftwood Lodge in Juneau. Saturday morning we do the X-Trek helicopter flight up on to the glacier, hike around, and ice climbing, with NorthStar Trekking, and on Monday we fly back.

We're taking the hybrid tandem for exploring Mitkoff Island and Juneau, I've got three spare tubes and a folding spare tire, just in case. We're hoping we'll get a chance to meet Marilyn Frink Jordan George because we both loved her book. We'll probably end up with either an official or unofficial tour of a fish packing plant. And other than that, we're going to hang out in a strange and severe land with no expectations.

See y'all on Tuesday week hence.

[ related topics: Books Nature and environment Aviation Travel Seattle Bicycling - Tandem Dan & Charlene's 2005 Alaska Trip Alaska Aviation - Helicopters ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2005-08-12 20:36:30.732333+00 by: Nancy

Strange, severe and utterly beautiful. Have a terrific time. I can't wait to see/read all about it!

#Comment Re: made: 2005-08-12 23:16:57.408617+00 by: Dan Lyke

Well, we just traded 6 hours in Petersburg for first class on the flights up there and two extra round-trip tickets. Hope we made the right call.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-08-13 04:00:50.125007+00 by: meuon

Pretend it's the Burn. Don't sleep while the lights are on. - You'll catch up later.