to the Sea…
I am still in disbelief about the place I find myself in. White mountains dropping right into the sea.
Haines and Skagway are still sleepy towns, although behind the scenes the locals are working quietly on getting ready for the first cruise ships to arrive in a few days. Shoulder season.
It has been a sunny week since we left Prince Rupert, Ketchikan, and Juneau with their menacing skies behind. The snow in the mountains rising above the Upper Lynn Canal still looks pristine, although the heat of the sun has released spring avalanches. The snowline is slowly creeping up. A landscape in transition. For the next four months that will be the theme: transition. I remember well, how Nature changed around us in Denali two years ago. You could watch the snow loosing ground, day by day, until it was replaced by plants, flowers, and seeds. Next thing you knew it was colorful fall and the white coat came back.
Not so fast! I’ll enjoy day by day in this spectacular setting.