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Departure Day

Well, departure day is upon us. The weather isn’t quite as bad (yet) as predicted, our plane is on its way and for the moment looks imminently flyable. Our bags are packed and should qualify for check-in size, and with any luck TSA will allow us to carry our hiking poles and tent stakes as well. If we get out of here on time we have a few minor things to get at REI in Anchorage, and will probably do dinner and a movie before going back to the airport for our redeye to Boston. But I don’t want to get ahead of myself, since our PenAir flight hasn’t actually landed here yet – one step at a time!

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Nearly time to leave

Well, the summer I planned to use for conditioning myself is nearly over and while I don’t think I’m in poor condition for our big walk, I certainly haven’t done this summer what I’d hoped to do in the way of preparation for long hikes on a daily basis.  Soon enough I’ll have the opportunity to see how badly I may have miscalculated!  We leave on September 11th, en route to Boston (yes, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, but our flight from Anchorage to Boston doesn’t actually leave until very early on the 12th, so hopefully we’ll be  Continue reading Nearly time to leave

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Australia and PNG pics

I have finally finished wading through something like 3000 photos from our trip last year, and have whittled them down to a mere 150 or so. I put them in more or less chronological order so they’re a fairly accurate representation of our journey, though some poetic license was taken so that the gallery images and captions made more sense. They’re posted in the Gallery. Enjoy!

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Tropical North Queensland

It’s hot. It’s humid. I’m loving it. Brandon’s dying already and we haven’t even made it to PNG. Gigantic fruit bats are hanging in every tree outside our hotel room, pied pigeons on steroids keep up a constant chorus in the predawn hours and it’s been raining constantly since we arrived late last night. We board the Spoilsport today and by this time tomorrow should be starting our second dive!

Our flight attendant last night was fascinated to find we’re from Unalaska – apparently there are Deadliest Catch fans even in the land Down Under! Hope to have some pics to include next time – stay tuned.

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