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Trip taken in 2005 with our truck camper up through British Columbia, the Yukon and back down the inside passage via the Alaska state ferry system.
Hat Creek Historic Park – with a nearly deserted campground, which made for a fun afternoon of tooling around and admiring the antique farm tractors and the farm animals.
Fishing in Alaska! This is Big Boy fishing – hauling up a 6 foot long Halibut from the ocean floor requires an hour and a lot of muscle!
A beautifully carved and decorated long house – the imagery represents fish, birds and other precious things in nature.
Nothing like being held captive out on a lake in a boat with a “Praise the Lord” lake guide at the microphone – all while being assaulted by Yukon-sized mosquitoes!
Deserted when the army’s troops finished building the Alaska oil pipeline – this jeep’s still cool.
There actually IS a name for the landmass that once connected North America to Asia – Beringia. The museum had some amazingly large mammal fossilized skeletons – 7′ beaver!
The last stretch of road before we had to load our Camper onto the ferry along the Alaska Marine Highway. Ms. Penny, our Blue Russian cat had logged many miles with us by then!
A deserted lighthouse we saw on the way to Juneau in a catamaran. Of course, it is supposed to be haunted!
Tourists on cruise ships seldom venture down this far in Sitka, but the Sheldon Jackson museum is really fascinating!
SCUBA diving in Alaska – well, not something most people think of to do – but it’s actually a good place to get some SCUBA certifications. The water is fairly clear, you could see down 500′ to a wrecked pair of sailboats, sunken in a storm years ago. Apparently their blender is still upright on the counter in the galley. Margaritas?
A home from 1895, now has been lovingly restored and used as an art gallery.
The old fishing boats in the marina are cool to look at, some restored, some not.
As close as you can legally camp to San Francisco – the parking lot near Candlestick Park, south of the city.
Two of my King Salmon – I always caught my limit (and added to the boat’s limits), all with the help of Grandpa Alex’s “magic” gloves!
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