Sunday, June 14, 2015

Travel by Sea!

Happy Flag Day!
Long time readers of this blog know that I refer to where I live as my/our "remote corner of the planet".  I qualify the term remote, because the only way to travel to or from here is by air or by sea.  This past week, I needed to make a quick trip to Anchorage ... with no other impending plans for the few days following, I chose to travel by ferry rather than fly.
Check in time was 4:00 am ... driving the car on to the lower deck and parking it is always a bit stressful for me, even though under the direction of the ferry staff it has never been a real problem.  I took this picture from the observation deck before we left Cordova ... it was a misty morning.  We left at 5:00 am with calm seas!
I dozed on and off for a few hours ... enjoyed a delicious bowl of oatmeal from the ship's cafeteria ... then got down to business with graph paper, pencil, eraser, needles and wool.  Uninterrupted time to work on my gansey ... it is easy to see why I love traveling by ferry!
It took about 6 hours to cross Prince William Sound.  We arrived in Whittier at 11:45 am ... from there it is a short 1 hour drive to Anchorage.
After a whirlwind 24 hours in Anchorage, I looked forward to a relaxing ferry ride home.  I quickly secured myself a seat with a table so that I could spread out and focus on some serious charting!
We left Whittier at 5:45 pm ... conditions were perfect ...
... I finished the chart ...
... and with in a few hours had made good progress on knitting!
Every hour or so ... I would get up and walk around the ship.
It was a gorgeous evening!

I was completely embraced by my favorite color ... blue.  This group of photos were taken at 9:30 pm.
We arrived in Cordova at 12:30 am ... still surrounded by blue.  Traveling by sea ... is a wonderful way to dillydally!  I love my lifestyle ... here ... in my remote corner of the planet!

Do what you love.  Love your life.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. Is it even too beautiful to want to sleep?

  2. Oh oh , i want to be on that ferry with the peace and beauty.

  3. That looks like a beautiful trip, so peaceful.
    Thanks for sharing the pics.

  4. Glad you were able to make productive use of your time on the ferry, lovely photos!

  5. Just curious, do you get a room, or are there things to do for the entire 24 hours?