North to Alaska
Days 26 & 27
Ive gotten lazy aboard ship.
My cabin aboard the M.V. Columbia
Life is easy just riding along looking at the incredible scenery along this inside passage.
Whales, seals, sea lions, dolphins, and bears appear unannounced to the delight of everyone on board.
The best food of the trip award goes to the Dockside Diner in Ketchikan. We stopped for several hours and I decided to take a walk in the rain along the docks leaving the downtown shopping to others of the ships company. Fresh halibut fish and chips were the order of the day right on the waterfront watching float planes land and take off in the harbor and fishing boats bringing catch to market.
It sort of reminded me of my tour of the Portland, ME harbor with the infamous Wharf Rat our Maine State Rep of the VRCC. Should have been here my friend but, then again, as much as you have traveled you probably have already been here.
While I was waiting to board the ferry again, I noticed the jacket a lady who works for the Inter-Island Ferry Authority was wearing of course it was red and black just like my Valkyrie. I struck up a conversation with Faith and ended up buying a jacket just like the one she was wearing sure will look good when I wear it on the bike. She asked that I send her a picture to hang up in the ferry terminal so I think I will.
Food is good company is good and the scenery is extraordinary but I am already anxious to be riding again. Tomorrow morning Im on the road again heading for the Cascades.
So to you and Iowa Sioux and Trakr, German Shepherd,
Halifax, Nova Scotia I say goodnight from the M.V. Columbia on the Alaska
Marine Highway System.
Index, Day, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 thru 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32&33 34