Shishaldin Volcano rises 9372 ft and is one of those perfect cone volcanos. It is on Unimak Island, though you can not see it from the village of False Pass. You can see it from Grant's Point in the Izembek Refuge near Cold Bay, and you will see it as your voyage continues toward Dutch Harbor.more
This Photo is (I think) of Cape Pankof on a peninsula that sticks out from Unimak Island. To me, it looks like a dragon in repose. His head down on the ground, the long neck, and then his massive body, with his wing folded neatly by his side. Please do not wake him, as he might attack the boat.I love old maps, the kind that state "Thar be Dragons"...more
Friends love to get postcards from exotic places, and Alaska may be exotic enough, but write a few cards on the boat, then post them from False Pass in the Aleutian Chain. It still costs only 23 cents either from Anchorage or way out inFalse Pass.A great souvenier for stamp collectors.more
General Simon Bolivar Baker built a runway and a secret base on Unimak Island during WWII to stage bombing runs on the occupied islands of Kiska and Attu. in what is known as the thousand mile war. Many are unaware that the Aleutians were occupied, and as a preperation for this trip I read the book, "The Thousand Mile War" which starts with the...more
Bearing Pacific Seafoods opened its doors, and put on a salmon feed, with grilled, smoked, or dried salmon. The salmon of the day were fresh red salmon.
Now it is time to learn the "Wild Alaska Salmon Polka" . . . a one, a two ...
"I love Alaska Salmon, wild Alaska Salmon, caught by Alaskan fishermen. (repeat)
"Don't want no T-Bone steak, cut from a steer in Texas, just give me fish, and I don't give a darn if I do pay Taxes
"I love Alaska Salmon, wild Alaska Salmon, caught by Alaskan fishermen (repeat)"
Favorite Dish: Grilled red salmon with baked beans.
Take some smoked or dried salmon for a snack later.
"Wild Alaska Fish from Wild Alaskan Waters"
The villagers of False Pass were more industrious than in any of the previous villages we stopped at. With the ferry only making monthly appearances, we thought there would be more of this dockside selling. Glass floats from fishing nets, grass weaving, sealskin hats. There were some wonderful bargains here. I have seen the prices in the tourist...more
These two cuties were selling sand dollars they had found on the beach. A dollar for a dollar. The girls were irresistable, but I am not quite sure of the names. I think they are Coral and Jewel, but it could just as easily be Pearl and Jewel. No matter though, they are very cute.False Pass was the first village that people greeted the boat with...more