Southeast Alaska Honeymoon!

Dave and I both love Alaska and really wanted to see more of it. So we planned an adventure-filled Alaskan honeymoon. Initially we were hoping to fly our very own little plane around, but that didn’t happen (and it’s probably good it didn’t happen, as it would have taken more time and planning and likely, stress. Plus there was a lot of rain!!!).

Setting forth…in Dave’s Jeep!IMG_4261Our rearview mirror view.IMG_1386

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Our first night in our cabin in Tok, Alaska. IMG_1431IMG_1369We left Alaska behind us and crossed into Canada on the ALCAN (Alaska-Canadian Highway).IMG_1470

We drove through the Yukon and British Columbia Provinces of Canada.IMG_1464With this awesome wedding gift that our friends made for us~ a wire reminder to “live love.”IMG_2738

sleeping bag fort! In the ship berth. 🙂IMG_3494

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We fell in love with the house boats in Juneau.IMG_1672

Exploring the docks down by the sea, smoking a pipe. Old camera. My husband is an old soul.IMG_1598The ferry broke down and we got stuck in Juneau for a few days. IMG_1706

IMG_1537IMG_1542And because of it, we got to experience one of our most favorite and beautiful memories of our honeymoon. A traveling circus of dancers, gypsies, musicians, jugglers, acrobats and families joined our boat, and put on a show! They sang us a song they had just written called “Love Wins” and dedicated it to us for our wedding. 🙂IMG_1751

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This is one of their trailers, featuring one of Dave’s favorite quotes:

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Laugh till you cry, cry till you laugh, because in the end they are both the same. From “Godric”

After we switched ferries, we didn’t get a berth, and decided to camp out on the deck on the solarium. Camping on the deck of a ship…awesome!IMG_1714

 

Playing a ukulele and drinking an Alaskan Amber on the deck of a boat, floating through the inside passage of Alaska! Life doesn’t get much more chilled out than this!IMG_1794we got to do whale-watching and people flying kites.IMG_1798

Leaving one of the small fishing towns…I can’t remember which (Wrangell or Petersburg?)IMG_1805We finally were on our way to Ketchikan!!!IMG_1844

Our first night in Ketchikan we camped and woke up early for a morning cuppa and to catch the ferry to Prince of Wales Island. IMG_1870

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From Ketchikan, we took the ferry over to Prince of Wales Island. We met some lovely Haida people on the boat who told us that this island is “Heaven on Earth.” It was quickly evident that this was exactly true. We also got to meet some more amazing people on the island!

One of the first sights we saw on our Drive to Thorne Bay on the island: IMG_1928

Thorne Bay, Prince of Wales IslandIMG_3282

We drove up to a little three-walled shelter on Memorial Beach:IMG_2191A daisy that Dave gave me. 🙂 🙂 🙂
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Kissing in the late night sun!IMG_3330

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The drive on the IslandIMG_3314

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Dancing with the dreamcatcher in the golden sunlight!IMG_3230

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My handsome husband!!!!! Love him dearly! <3 IMG_3169

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We chanced upon this little cove with lots of house boats and a community of fisher people. There were tons of amazing vehicles parked along their road:

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Laying in a field of wild daisies. 🙂IMG_2615

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We kicked off our boots and played barefoot on the grass.
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The catch of the day–an Alaskan Amber! 😀IMG_2490

 

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Don’t forget to look up!IMG_2326

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Looking up!IMG_2430_2

Our blue heart, kisses by the stream.IMG_2519_2

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We took the ferry back to Ketchikan and enjoyed exploring it a little. Stealing a kiss under the totem pole. IMG_3436

Cool art in the Ketchikan airport. IMG_3453

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After being off the gird and disconnected from internet for a while, which was soooo refreshing and beautiful, we got back into internet service and I saw some lovely pics of our wedding! IMG_3347

I will forever cherish this glorious, stunningly beautiful, splendid trip through Southeast Alaska! IMG_1579

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