Category: Alaskan Life

I’m Back

By , July 9, 2018

Sorry to have disappeared. I’ve been off the homestead, totally absorbed in other projects lately.

My sister had to prove the seaworthiness of her sailboat in a nearby town, so she “hired” me to help her out. We spent Independence Day week fixing the boat, removing last winter’s tarps, and running it through sea trials.

Beth Z on Great Sea

Mark’s sister, Beth, at the helm of her boat during sea trials (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Living With Cruise Ships (Part 4)

By , June 13, 2018

Since Living With Cruise Ships (Part 1) I introduced a series of questions about cruise ship traffic from a reader, Judy. I will close the series by addressing Judy’s final question: “do you look at the cruise ships as an intrusion and/or a welcome from civilization?”

Short answer: it all depends on the day and the circumstance.

Long answer: read on . . . .

cruise ship through the window

A cruise ship passes in the morning, seen from the cabin window (Photo: Sarah A. Zeiger).

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