Alaska – day 2 – 6/27/15
I slept great in the solarium despite the rather loud compressor noise. I woke up and it was light out…. 3:30am! So I went back to sleep.
When I did get up I checked the gps screen at the purser’s desk. We were almost to the northern end of Vancouver island. No wonder it takes 30 hours to go from Bellingham to Ketchikan, our first stop.
I went to the snack bar to get a cup of coffee. John, a ferry worker from Wrangell, offered to make me a cup of drip coffee! Every time I turn around I find another reason to love traveling on this ferry system.
The day turned into a cloudless, sunny day.
We cruised by several lighthouses….
…..and native American villages.
Whale to port! Sometimes everyone heard the call. Other times people were way too nonchalant about it and the whale was way behind the boat before I saw it. But I did manage to see several whales’ tails.
And of course I found more interesting people to talk to.
I talked to 3 Israelis. All were just out of the army and now traveling around the world. Two of them are traveling together. The other is hoping to find a job in Ketchikan.
A recently retired couple from Reno will drive their motorhome back home. They aren’t concerned about how long it might take.