Approach to Kodiak, AK
Well, this isn't a real blog post, but I wanted to check in with everybody. I'm enjoying an adult beverage in Anchorage, where it is a balmy 34 degrees. It was so warm I had to take a layer off while running around on deck. Today I realized I have been on this Alaska run too long because I now consider anything in the low 30's to be warm. We had about 6 hours daylight today, though as we are past solstice, the days are getting longer. Traveling North from Seattle, the days are always getting shorter this time of year, so I don't notice this supposed phenomenon. I don't know how the Alaskans do it. The bitter cold, the darkness, the isolation. They all seem pretty cheerful and like good people, so who's to say? Then again, I'm in a brewery, so that might explain things!
Anchorage, AK (that's ice in the water)