10-02-13 Fun & Games?

I don’t normally take requests for this blog – largely because I don’t get them. But yesterday, Brad H, one of the instructors at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, saw me and told me I needed to post more Alaska photos. He said, “You must have more than we’ve seen on your…

09-25-13 Shoreline

No, this is not typical shoreline along my beloved Lake Oahe in central South Dakota. You might have already guessed that this is one of several photos I took in Alaska. This photo was taken near Ford’s Terror in the Endicott Arm and if you go back to my Captain Jenna post, you might notice…

09-17-13 A Different Scale

I have read that the great cathedrals and basilicas of Europe were designed, in part, to make humans feel small in the presence of the awesome power of God. And I’ll have to admit that even to a 21st century traveler, these structures still have that impact on me. But the amazing wilderness of southeast…

09-15-13 Captain Jenna

There are many good things that I could say about Un Cruise Adventures, the company whose boat we cruised on in Alaska recently. But one of the great features was their “open bridge” policy. Passengers were encouraged to come on to the bridge to see boat operations from the pilot’s point of view. On watch…