Scenes From the Road: Alaska Highway Week Four

Alaska Highway Week Four is the final week of our Alaska Highway Adventure. And we’re spending it on the waters of the Inside Passage cruising the Alaska Marine Highway from Homer, AK, to Bellingham, WA. Due to damage at the Whittier loading dock, the original departure location, the M/V Kennicott left from Homer, AK.

M/V Kennicott on its way to Homer

The M/V Kennicott, our ride on the Inside Passage

I might be smiling, but this travel princess and cruiser of small luxury ships is really wondering, “Where’s the champagne to toast our departure?” “Where’s the balcony in the cabin?” “Where’s Raju, our butler?” Seriously, I did enjoy the ferry ride down the Inside Passage. It even taught me to disconnect from the online world—that’s right there is no internet on the Alaska Marine Highway—and relax.

Donna's ready to ride on the Alaska Marine Highway

Standing at the rail, ready to cruise the Inside Passage.

The weather is changeable on the Inside Passage, but that’s part of the fun. Alan had plenty of opportunity to take moody photographs like this one.

Fog on the Inside Passage

Fog on the Inside Passage

The sun appeared for the sail into Juneau making it a photographic journey. All the photographers were at the railing when we passed Point Retreat. What a majestic sight!

On the way to Juneau

Glaciers and a lighthouse…what a combination!

We’ve sailed into Juneau twice but have never witnessed Matanuska Glacier in all her glory. Alan couldn’t take enough photos.

Alan Hull photographing Matanuska Glacier in Juneau Alaska

The sun came out just in time for this glorious scene.

We didn’t have too many opportunities to photograph the sunset, but the weather cooperated on the last day of cruising the Inside Passage.

Sunset on the Inside Passage

A beautiful last night on the M/V Kennicott

The last two times we’ve visited in Ketchikan it’s been a sunny, cloudless day. Maybe the citizens would like for us to return more often to this normally rainy destination in Southeast Alaska.

On the outskirts of Ketchikan along the Inside Passage

I guess you could call this a Ketchikan suburb.

This ends our Scenes From the Road: Alaska Highway photo essays. Did you see Alaska Highway Week OneAlaska Highway Week Two and Alaska Highway Week Three? Stay tuned as we begin to write in detail about our trip. Here’s the first article: Driving on Top of the World.

Read the entire collection of Alaska Highway road trip articles to plan your own trip. Boomer adventure guaranteed.

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