Grand Aleutian Hotel
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Located just fifty miles from the Great Circle route to the
Orient on the Bering Sea Coast, the City of Unalaska, home to the International
Port of Dutch Harbor, encompasses twenty-seven miles of ports and harbors, and
is one of the most prosperous stretches of coastline in Alaska. Quoted from the
Official 2014 Visitors Guide. For more information about this interesting
location visit ...
Not much to tell. We lost a day after advancing the clocks, 2 hours a night-three days in a row and then 1 hour the fourth night.
We crossed the Dateline and earned certificates. Woo hoo! Another thing off our bucket list.
The weather continues to be unpleasant but the captain warns the worse is yet to come!
Today we docked in Dutch Harbor on Amaknak Island, located in the center of the Aleutians. The Aleutian Islands are comprised of around 100 islands in a 1,250 mile range. The chain of islands separates the Bering Sea to the north from the Pacific to the south.
The islands were inhabited by the Unangan (Aluet) people for 9000+ years. Archaeologists have unearthed at least ...
After leaving Kodiak, we sailed through flat waters in sight of the craggy peaks along the Aleutian Chain. As we dined we heard one of our wait staff softly but firmly "whale", and pointed to the port beam. Not wanting to jump up and race to the other side of the dining room, we had to be content with seeing a couple of “blows”. Of course at breakfast the story was “they were all around”! Right!!
The calm ...
It was sure an interesting weekend away here. I was in Bethel yesterday and today I took a morning flight to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands. It was my first trip to the Aleutian Islands and wow. It is a sight. It is so much different than Bethel, Nome, Kotzebue, Barrow or Prudhoe Bay. I felt like this place is one of the more beautiful places on Earth. It reminds of the pictures you see of the mountainous Norway or Iceland homes. I arrived at ...