Postcard from Alaska – Docked

Small towns and settlements clustered along the water. With no roads, travel by water is the only way to reach these destinations in rural southeast Alaska. The sea provides either a highway or a runway for a float plane, making the docks the focal point of any town. This is where everyone arrives or departs, part of the life in this part of the world.

Chrisara docked in Elfin Cove
The 42′ Nordic Tug, Chrisara, docked in Elfin Cove, Alaska, 30 June 2004

Postcard from Alaska – Rainforest Floor

The Alaskan rain forest is as rich in life as any tropical rain forest. A vibrant palette of life is visible wherever you look. Water in plenty means that everything grows, at least during the summer. All the plants seem to be in a rush to accomplish the tasks of life before winter comes again.

Rainforest Floor
A detail of rich foliage under the trees in Elfin Cove, Alaska