Alaska is one of those situations where you have to see it to believe it, to experience it, to begin to understand the scope of the magnitude and magnificence.
Where to begin? Four ports, one tidal glacier, de-embarkation at Seward, drive up the Kenai Peninsula to Anchorage, fly home at 3 AM. I was always within moments of the coast. Perhaps the interior of the Kenai was the deepest point inland, while still remaining surrounded by coastal waters. Then there was that 20 measured miles at White Pass above Skagway.
A physical comparison, corollary. I’ve seen a finger nail clipping of the whole. Imagine a doctor describing your entire physical condition from a discarded finger nail clipping. More locally, it is like having gone from Kittery to Old Orchard Beach, Maine and proclaiming to have experienced Maine. Denali = Katahdin. Eastport = Point Barrow. A moment = A lifetime.
A lifetime is what it will take to know Alaska. I still have my stories to tell. They are good stories. With good pictures. I will tell to share my experiences of the magnificence.
To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.