Not all parts of a trip are exciting but even the quiet parts can be enlightening. We arrived in Valdez in the early morning and grabbed a shuttle bus from the ship into town, about 5 minutes. It was very early and most stores were still closed. Valdez is an oil town, a working town not terribly picturesque compared to our previous stops although lovely mountains surround the area.
We stop at the local supermarket and wander aisles. Supplies for cold winters and hard work overshadowed the food aisles. Here is where you pick up your heaters, heavy gloves, plumbing needs and boat hardware along with your groceries. Here is where we glimpse what life requires when tourists leave. I spend time ...Read More