|Taiya River, north of Dyea, Alaska|
I was feeling burned out from juggling two jobs here in Skagway, Alaska, fretting about lack of hours, a chronic problem. Too, I’m so far from home and a prevailing sense of isolation and loneliness was taking its toll. But then last week Chilkat Float Tours treated everyone at Alaska Excursions to a ride down Taiya River.
Can a day be lovelier? A lazy river, salmon spawning, eagles soaring, sun looping through a cerulean sky, hang gliders adding color to a glacier glinting off the horizon. Everywhere I looked the raw wilderness spread forever, untouched and pristine as the day God made it, gently lifting me into a place of peace.
“Hey! Anyone lose $10?” Our guide pointed to a ten-dollar bill floating on the river’s surface.
Rest. Renewal. Reassurance. Someday I'll go home, but I'll take with me this moment of time and abundance.
|Hang Glider Above Nelson Glacier|
|Steve and Hunter|
|End of the Float...|