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so how to conclude all this?

Well, can I say it’s done. Hum. Ok, maybe I am going to cheat this year a tad and skip Cape Chacon and not finish the south end of Prince of Wales and the Barrier Islands, but I have accomplished some 1200 nautical miles thus far and went down as far as Hydaburg on one side of POW and Chomly on the other. So I am going to skip the last of the major Capes. But then again, I have rounded the rest of them. Cape Decision, Cape Ommaney, Cape Flores, and out by Cape Spencer. So I can say, and people here acknowledge, that I have seen more of southeast Alaska than most – including those who live here.

In truth, Prince of Wales is the one island that was well known for it’s logging camps. And I guess they continue to harvest their resources. And so few areas are old growth and for the most part, what we call second growth and I think some areas may be even third growth if that is even possible. Which means walking in the forest is all but impossible and logging roads are everywhere. But too much of Dall Island and Long Island and the area from Hydaburg to the Barrier Islands was recently logged and so I have decided there really is no way to photograph this area and show it in any other way but logged. Clear cuts are just not very inspirational. Sorry, but I said it.

So if I feel I am finished with covering new areas, what’s left for this season? Good question and one I am totally excited about. I am going to go through any area I found interesting and just poke around and travel the rest of this year anywhere I honestly just WANT to go. Oh, I plan on going to Tracy and Endicott Arms for those glaciers, but as well I plan on going here, there, and everywhere. How cool is that?!

Starting tomorrow, off I head, anywhere and everywhere that I enjoyed going through. Over here for bears or over there for whales or up north for glaciers or wherever my heart wants to go. I can pass by and visit friends I’ve made in all the communities and just run around and play. My year will end here this year seeing the best of what SE Alaska has to offer. Hunt and peck out the jewels and truly scenic areas and wildlife.

While the sun may be in short supply this year, my spirits are not. Now I travel my way, not in a line going around some island but just traveling around, following nothing but my calling. Have fun the rest of this summer out there guys. Let me go beef up my collection of photos now knowing from here on out, it’s all icing on the cake.

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