A small but rather steep hike up to the rather tiny Mt. Dewey – or rather a hill in Wrangell. The platform gave us a sweeping view of the bay.
As we arrived, we were welcomed by Maleah and her uncle, the happiest and funniest bus driver. When we got to the tribal house I am confident to say we met the best story teller in the world. This woman told us the story of how Raven stole the sun and her words were truly coming to life inside the tribal house. Continue reading “Alaska Day 4: Wrangell is an energetic little city”
We got off the boat in Kasaan and joined a walking tour with one of the 54 inhabitants on that Island. That young man who is a totem carver, led us into the beautiful dense rain forest. He, to our surprise, joined the community just about a year ago to find some peace and solitude. Continue reading “Alasaka Day 3: Kasaan”
In the morning mist our boat was sailing into the narrow Thorne Bay. Many miles before the actual small town, isolated floating homes appeared here and there on the shore. Sort of stationary but still movable houses, built on a raft made out of large cedar logs bound together. Quite a few were out for sale. Continue reading “Alaska Day 3: Thorne Bay with floating houses”
After leaving Ketchikan, the feeling of being far away from civilization came upon us fast. To our surprise, we were heading south, making a detour to the “Misty Fjords National Monument Wilderness Area”. The place is as great as its name. After a few hours of sailing and unsuccessful bear spotting, Captain Eric Fulton anchored and set kayaks, a SUP and a dinghy afloat… Continue reading “Alaska Day 2: Misty Fjords Kayaking”
Yasuko, Mom and I arrived at Ketchikan, a town which feels quite isolated despite being the 4th largest town in the State of Alaska. No road leads to Ketchikan. The only way to get there is by boat or by plane. Continue reading “Alaska Day 1: Ketchikan – Homeport”
The below setup allows to totally forget about switching timers and provides accurate air time information at the end of a flight or the day. Continue reading “Automatic Flight Timer with OpenTX 2.2 and Vario”
Our friends Caroline & Marius came to see us in Pany for a couple of days.
Eating, drinking, bathing, and walking was the program. And one day we also went up to Philippe’s favorite flying place Gafäll with its spectacular view of the majestic Rätikon mountain range. All great photos in this post are shot by Marius. Continue reading “Caroline & Marius’ visit in Pany”
This is our second visit to the pottery village of Mashiko in the Tochigi prefecture. We have such fond memories of our first visit several years ago that we wanted to come back again. Continue reading “Mashiko Pottery Village”