Week in Ketchikan
Almost to Wrangell
Yep, we’re making it! I know I never wrote about it in this blog, or even said it out loud, but when we started this trip and I realized how hard it was going to be, I honestly thought I would never make it to Haines. I know we’re not there yet, but now, for the first time, I finally feel like we will make it!
Coming into Wrangell Doug and I were searching for a place to camp, once again thwarted with barnacle encrusted beaches and not a terrible lot of options when I remembered a good friend of mine’s parents summered in Wrangell. I remember seeing pictures of their cabin being built just feet from the ocean and how excited they were. I pulled out my cell phone, which miraculously had a signal, and called hoping I could get through. I did! And it turned out they were there and only a couple more miles up the beach! We pulled our kayaks up in front of their cabin and their neighbors came down to check out our boats. Doug and I barely had to carry anything up the beach with all the extra hands. It was so great! We have hung out here with Dianna and Mark and their neighbors Ginny and Steve for a couple days now. It has made Wrangell feel like home which I have missed since we had to move to Anchorage two years ago.