What a fantastic day- Alaska is really showing off for all the summer tourists, blue skies and puffy white clouds. Temperatures in the high 50's, which is quite comfortable for us. But our garden weeds love it too. We were due some rain,but it appears some wind currents sent the rain clouds elsewhere. Seward today reminds me of Skagway, when two cruise ships were in town and the big ferry, the Columbia was docked at the state float to unload all the cars. Downtown could be elbow to elbow pedestrian traffic, hot and the money was flowing. Not so crowded today, with only one cruise ship in and the train. Still, there is a nice group of elderly tourists in this bunch, all smiles and spending a lot of money. I suddenly noticed these people were my age or I was their's.
Back in the lovely City of Seward, sun radiating upon the waves, boats of all sizes out enjoying the winds and fishing radioactive salmon from the deep Alaskan waters. People like to argue the point, but consider the last report from Japan, how they were still unable to stop 22-tons of radioactive waste from their disastrous event some 10 years ago, from entering the North Pacific. Now that is a lot of radioactive waste over 10 years. When the FEDS issued their report on how safe the coasts were, they forgot to say they had failed to conduct tests of Alaskan waters facing Japan, we're not talking the Southeast Alaskan waters protected by the Aleutian Chain. Waste falls on the bottom, joins the food cycle, consumed by little fishes and works its way up to big halibut and our beautiful salmon. But we do not to report anything that will effect the fishing industry, a multi-billion dollar affair. But I'd recommend you eat Atlantic fish.
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