SOUTHEAST ALASKA BY MARINE HIGHWAY!
Spectacular Mendenhall Glacier!
We arrived Sunday afternoon, and were invited up to Danny and Becky’s, where we also met some of the local folks and visitors.
We were invited to camp in the Sperl’s yard. No one uses house addresses. It was “turn in at the Snoopy mailbox”. They have a lovely home on the water, and we had a wonderful visit as well as getting firsthand information on where to catch silvers.
We had a fabulous camping spot not far from town.
The tram to the top of Mount Roberts was spectacular, and so were the sights along the trail at the top. It was very windy the higher the elevation along the trail.
We met Tanner and Amy in Sitka, and were invited to their home in Wrangell. They were there fishing. He has a beautiful boat and fishes for salmon, halibut and spot shrimp.
Next stop Petersburg!
We drove from one end on the road to the other, and fished both places, too!
On the ferry again…….. We found comfy couches and floors for our sleeping arrangements. The food on the ferry was scrumptious too.
On to Wrangell!
Kirsten and Cara were there, and we had special visits and mealtimes with Dawn and Todd. We camped at Tanner and Amy’s cabin near the end of the road, as well as a beautiful spot at the very end of the road.
That’s the road into the cabin, where we camped overnight, and picked huckleberries (enough for a nice batch of jelly!)
We explored the boat harbors, thinking of possibly living aboard our own boat in the future!
Trails, exploring the island and beaches. What a beautiful spot! I even got to go to the senior aerobics class at the pool. We found good Wifi in town, so Denis got lots of work done too.
It’s hard to describe our feelings as we come to the end of our “Retirement Trip to the North”.
Perhaps best described as “Old Friends and New”, and “Adventures and Exploring the Beauties of God’s Creation”.
Thank you for following along on this trip of a lifetime!