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god gave us a 2nd hand store

god gave us a 2nd hand store

1. Anchorage
Bike paths map the creeks, 4 used records, 1 hockey cap, 1 wet weather jacket, coffee, instagram and 2 bemoaning teens.

Blueberry twinkie cupcakes

Blueberry twinkie cupcakes

2. Ketchikan
3 planes rides, 1 main street, a car park blueberry festival, a girl in grapes pretending to be blueberries and  3 monstrous, bulging cruise ships.

main street ketchican

main street Ketchican

3. Ketchican
Rust swathes used objects, ziplining entertains tourists,  Reindeer sniff prodding hands, poetry slams and gumboots.

camp view Misty Fjord

camp view Misty Fjord

4. Misty Fjord
4 aged women 2 anxious teens 1 zealous wilderman, seaplane tents and a community pooh bag.

the gear

the gear

5. Misty Fjord
The rules: the person in front can’t say how to steer, person in back can’t say how to paddle.

The view

The view

6. Misty Fjord
Just 7 humans, pine forest, seawater, seagulls, seals, bald eagles, drizzling rain, paddling and a few terse words.

the water bottle

the water bottle

7. Misty Fjord – one unfortunate day
Diego mends a hole in his gumboot with electric tape that is sealing water bottle.
I drop Vilderman’s only dry shoe in water.
Unfortunately Water leeks all over Vilderman’s pants and into his gumboots.
Bloody Californians!

3 cubs and a mother

3 cubs and a mother

8. Misty Fjord
Damp foggy rain, eagles glide in circles, salmon swim up stream their guts discarded. 3 grizzly bear cubs and mother.

An extra picture

The freshwater lake

The freshwater lake

9. Misty Fjord
Squishy pine needles cushion our feet, water disgorges through sheer rock, a naked landscape.

water + oil

water + oil

10. Ketichan
Tourists billow from liners, canneries spit out salmon, national parks recreate cultural interpretations, oil creates politics.

home sweet home - Sitka

home sweet home – Sitka

11. SItka
Moveable houses stand stagnant, moisture gnaws everything, a lost capital delights in nouveau totems.

Taku public transport

Taku  Marine highway public transport

12. Marine Highway
A classic 1960’s boat, 1 glimpse of a whale tail, some locals and countless clouds.

The average tourist

The average tourist

13.  Juneau
An average town, with average tourists, average food, average economy and spectacular scenery

14. Juneau

An iceberg

An iceberg

The teens

The teens

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