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Embarkation was interesting if nothing else. After a smooth arrival at the port, bags were taken and into the port we went. We have only sailed from Singapore before so compared to that we thought it was a breeze. We felt like sheep moving up and down the corrals and noticed quite a few Australian passports in the line. Once we had gone through the security check we thought we were heading to the boat ..... But no! Non US or Canadian passengers were ...
... plane landing. We jumped in the plane with little fanfare - here's your seatbelt, no smoking, don't scrape your camera lens on the windows, there's a life vest and instructions for it in the seat pocket. That's about it! Pilot was a taciturn fellow (like lots of these folks seem to be!) but warmed up as the trip went on. We flew up the Marine highway out into the open water across to Prince of Wales Island. He followed a narrow inlet and then landed when he saw a ...
... totem poles and other carvings found in abandoned Tlingit Indian villages from nearby islands.
I was surprised to learn that the height of totem carving was from the mid- to late 1800s. I don’t know why I had assumed this tradition was more ancient. Maybe the tradition is older but reached its prime mid 19th century.
Totem poles were originally carved to honor important people, commemorate events and to ...
this should be my last entry except for the pictures which I have to do with Marty.
Before I go to the trip home, I want to write a little about our last day aboard the ship. The last day was spent cruising the Inland waterway. It was a quiet day, which was good because we had to pack, fill out our customs forms, get our disembrakment information etc. but when there was free time, all I wanted to do was look out at the water- the ocean just ...
... debris on the deck. After finishing his fish, he took a nap up there. At one time, I noticed a lot of rain, but it was only coming down in one spot... under the bear....Not rain at all, but bear pee! Pretty sure it got on a least one guy, but how many people can say that got peeded on by a bear? He stirred and moved around once or twice. BUT.. never came down!
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