Day 40: Married To The Sea
This has been the only time on my trip where I wasn't driving, hiking, or working. Consequently, it's been the only time on my trip where I could sleep in and do a little fasting. I'm planning a juice fast for the trip from Juneau to Bellingham, but since I'm coming off the hearty meat and potatoes diet of the ranch, I used this trip prepare. Some granola, a little dried fruit, a small can of vegetable soup, and lots of water. I spent the day showering, napping, writing postcards, and watching the ocean.
In the evening we stopped in Yakutat, a tiny fishing town, too small to really even have a main street. Still, I wanted to get a little exercise, so I got off the boat and took a long walk. Wild blueberries and raspberries were growing all over the place. As I walked I snacked. The raspberries were Alaskan sized, some as big as strawberries from the store. Delicious!
Another night on the ferry, and looking forward to more rest at sea. Kathy suggested I get a job as a cook and occasional deckhand on an Alaskan fishing boat. The pay would be excellent, and I would sleep on a boat every night. Sorely tempted.
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