Since it was a rainy day, we went to the Kenai Wildlife Refuge again to see another movie. This one was “Alone in the Wilderness”. It followed Dick Proenneke who went into the Alaskan wilderness in 1968 and built his own log cabin, etc. He was a master carpenter and his cabin was beautiful. It was amazing to watch him build it with nothing but hand tools. The movie follows the first year he spent there, but he actually lived there for 35 years until he was in his 80s and had to leave for health reasons.
After the movie, we had another Scrabble tournament. I actually won this one due in large part to getting the word “queen” with the “q” on a triple letter score and the word itself on a double word score. It’s great when a plan comes together! For a long time we have been playing with one fewer of the letter “i” than we were supposed to have! It surfaced yesterday under the seat cushion.
Since it was such a drizzly, rainy day, Jerry also went online and checked out the ferry schedule from Seattle to my cousin’s house in Port Orchard, a suburb of Seattle. He has the route all figured out. He knows which ferry we will take and its departure times as well. He likes to be prepared well in advance.
This is the harbor of Bellingham, with Mt. Baker in the background. The city is about 30 miles west of Mt. Baker (10,778′). In addition, it is about 100 miles north of Seattle and about 21 miles south of the Canadian border.