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Get “Strung Out” at The Sitka Summer Music Festival

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The annual Sitka Summer Music Festival, led by cellist and Artistic Director Zuill Bailey, kicks off its 41st season today. This classy, classical music party, set in scenic splendor of Southeast Alaska, runs through July 11th. It combines food, movies, and art with concerts by top-flight musicians from around the world. Several festival events are […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: A Career Launching Moment

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When shooting trip photos the truth is:  You can’t change the weather, you take what it gives you, and you probably won’t be able to come back to that spot when it’s improved. That was the situation when I was on a high-speed catamaran tour boat, speeding up Glacier Bay in June of 2008.  It […]

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North to Alaska! On to Glacier Bay

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(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  Here’s an edited excerpt from the blog he wrote during the trip; look for more installments in the near future.) (Tuesday, June 17). The sun was shining when we woke up this morning — two days in a row — it must […]

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“Panhandling in Alaska”

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(In June of 2008, Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling by boat and air throughout the Southeast Alaska “Panhandle.”  His stories from that trip have appeared in the Sunday Travel section of the Dallas Morning News, Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. The following YouTube video includes many of the photos he shot […]

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North to Alaska! What’s That Big Yellow Thing in The Sky?

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(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  Here’s an edited excerpt from the blog he wrote during the trip; look for more installments in the near future.) (Monday, June 16 – Juneau). We woke this morning to see something that had been absent for a week: The sun. Seizing […]

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North To Alaska! Rain, Rain, Go Away!

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With no break in the weather today, what’s a tourist to do but put on a rain jacket, grab a hat, and take a hike in the woods. We tossed some duds in the washer at our apartment this morning, had breakfast, put the clothes in the dryer, and drove up the road a mile […]

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North To Alaska! Play Like An Eagle

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(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  Here’s an edited excerpt from the blog he wrote during the trip; look for more installments in the near future.) (Saturday, June 14, Sitka). Harrigan Centennial Hall was full-up for last night’s Summer Music Festival concert. Since nearly everyone “dresses down” in […]

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North To Alaska! Indiana Jones And The Cathedral Of St. Michael

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(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  Here’s an edited excerpt from the blog he wrote during the trip; look for more installments in the near future). (Thursday, June 12 – Sitka) Although the sun “rose” sometime between 3 and 4 am here in Sitka, we managed to lay […]

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The Twelve Days Of An Alaskan Christmas

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On the twelfth day of Christmas My Alaska tour guide gave to me: Twelve seals a-pupping, Eleven humpbacks spouting, Ten mosquitoes a-buzzing, Nine puffins flying, Eight lupines blooming, Seven glaciers calving, Six brown bears fishing, Five boat rides, Four totem poles, Three small plane flights, Two banana slugs, And a moose under a Sitka spruce […]

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North To Alaska! Dining In Style

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(Wednesday, June 11 – Sitka). Our “Old Sitka Suites” apartment is tucked in the corner of the lower floor of a home perched on a hillside above Sitka Sound and the “Old Sitka Rocks” that give the place its name. We have a combo living and dining room with a view out to the Sound, […]

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North To Alaska! Land Of The Almost-Midnight-Sun

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(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  Here’s an edited excerpt from the blog he wrote during the trip; look for more installments in the near future). (Wednesday, June 11, Sitka). It’s 10:14 pm Alaska time (11:14 on the Left Coast). Our plane touched down about 10 minutes late […]

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