Sitka, Alaska: From Healing Wings to Honored Grounds

Sitka, Alaska: From Healing Wings to Honored Grounds

After a very rough night, with high seas and gale-force winds, we entered the calm waters of the sound that surrounds Sitka, Alaska. The port docks were full at this stop, so we had to tender them to shore. It had rained all night, and the weather service suggested it...
Kushiro, Japan: Embracing the Elements

Kushiro, Japan: Embracing the Elements

Kushiro, Japan, was the last stop in Japan before we headed across the Pacific Ocean and the United States. It was foggy and rainy when we pulled into the port. Kushiro was another port with no permanent structures, just several tents with tourist information and...