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Alaska 2019

One-day Tour in North Vancouver

After our wonderful 9-day family cruise in South East Alaska, Phil and Ya headed to the north of Vancouver Island for a few hiking days in a remote and wild area. Yasuko is in heaven! In the meantime, the rest… Continue Reading →

The family off-shore…

Our Alaskan Journey


Our home on the water, the „Alaskan Dream“

The Alaskan Dream was our moving and floating home away from home for 8 days. A constantly humming, but rather stable boat with beds and showers just about right for us to stand in still… the luxury wasn’t inside the… Continue Reading →

Alaskan Cruise – Wildlife

Yoga on the Alaskan Dream

On the first morning on the boat I woke up early and went to the upper deck. A co-passenger was already up and doing yoga. I was thrilled to see another yogi on the boat!

Alaska Day 8: Sailing south towards Sitka

Today we were experiencing the true Alaskan weather for the first time – rain and mist. Since last night we sailed from the Glacier Bay Park down south. Captain Eric looked for a quiet cove for kayaking and anchored eventually…. Continue Reading →

Alaska Day 7: Glacier Bay National Park Visitor Center

On our way to Sitka, we were accompanied by two female rangers who gave us some additional insight into the surrounding nature and how to preserve it. One of them rangers started to sing a few songs. We stopped at… Continue Reading →

Alaska Day 6: Juneau – Alaska’s Capital

The town of Juneau is a major cruise harbor. Our small boat was anchored in another port, so we drove to the center and main port by bus. Its main harbor was full of gigantic – and I mean gigantic… Continue Reading →

Alaska Day 5: Sawyer Glacier

While we were sleeping, our boat, the Alaskan Dream, quietly sailed through the Wrangell Narrows. The gently humming of the motors and the rising sun woke us up around 4h30 in the morning. A quick look out of the cabin… Continue Reading →

Alaska Day 4: A Hike to Mt. Dewey in Wrangell

A small but rather steep hike up to the rather tiny Mt. Dewey – or rather a hill in Wrangell. The platform gave us a sweeping view of the bay.

Alaska Day 4: Wrangell is an energetic little city

As we arrived, we were welcomed by Maleah and her uncle, the happiest and funniest bus driver. When we got to the tribal house I am confident to say we met the best story teller in the world. This woman… Continue Reading →

Alasaka Day 3: Kasaan

We got off the boat in Kasaan and joined a walking tour with one of the 54 inhabitants on that Island. That young man who is a totem carver, led us into the beautiful dense rain forest. He, to our… Continue Reading →

Alaska Day 3: Thorne Bay with floating houses

In the morning mist our boat was sailing into the narrow Thorne Bay. Many miles before the actual small town, isolated floating homes appeared here and there on the shore. Sort of stationary but still movable houses, built on a… Continue Reading →

Alaska Day 2: Metlakatla

Metlakatla is an official Indian reservation located about twenty six kilometers south of Ketchikan. The Native American’s rich cultural and artistic traditions, which were dramatically disturbed by European conquers in North America, are thankfully still maintained in this small city… Continue Reading →

Alaska Day 2: Misty Fjords Kayaking

After leaving Ketchikan, the feeling of being far away from civilization came upon us fast. To our surprise, we were heading south, making a detour to the “Misty Fjords National Monument Wilderness Area”. The place is as great as its… Continue Reading →

Alaska Day 1: Ketchikan – Homeport

Yasuko, Mom and I arrived at Ketchikan, a town which feels quite isolated despite being the 4th largest town in the State of Alaska. No road leads to Ketchikan. The only way to get there is by boat or by… Continue Reading →

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