2015 Adventures
Dutch Harbor

The Japanese bombed Dutch Harbor in WW II. There are many forts and bunkers on the island.

Dutch Harbor

The United States used Dutch Harbor as a refueling base to fight the Japanese army's occupation of Alaska's islands, Attu and Kiska.

Dutch Harbor

Great hiking on the treeless island.

Dutch Harbor

Fun tide pools!

Alaska Marine Highway ferry

The Alaska Marine Highway Ferry functions like a "city bus" between the remote villages along SE Alaska. I traveled on it from Bellingham, WA to Skagway, AK.

Ferry Deck

Some passengers ride without a berth. They sleep on plastic recliners on the deck, or pitch their tents.

Potlatch

At Wrangell, I toured Potlatch and learned the purpose of totem poles: the figures are oral history prompts.

Sitka

The stop in Sitka was much too short. I wanted to learn more about the Russian influence.

Tractor

Just like nearly every state and province in the U.S. and Canada, Colorado has a Mennonite Relief Sale. Standard features are a live auction with the sale of a vintage tractor.

Homemade Ice Cream

Bicycle riders churned the homemade ice cream.

Quilts

The afternoon quilt auction brought in high bids with the newly integrated modern, geometric, and neon fabric quilts.