Ketchikan: Life under cover

(Part II of a six-part series on travel to Southeast Alaska) Most cities on the Inside Passage are beautifully situated near water at the base of mountains, and Ketchikan, population 8,000, is certainly no exception. An interesting feature about the area is its annual 155 inches of rain. Most residents learn to cope although a few flee before they go …

Gustavus Inn: Comfort, hospitality, and TLC on the edge of the wilderness

By Ed and Suzanne Martley (c)2015 Top Dog Publishing Part V of a six-part series on Southeast Alaska Our most-anticipated destination was the village of Gustavus, population 440, and nearby Glacier Bay. From Sitka, we took a ferry hop to Juneau, did a quick overnight in a motel, and planned to take the Alaska Marine Highway to Gustavus in the …