Dockside Readers

A moose and a polar bear take a break to read our Skaguay Alaskan Visitor Guide while waiting for more visitors to come down the gangway to get their pictures taken. Photo courtesy of the Mercury

-Heard on the Wind-

A husband and wife were walking and talking.
“Why are there SO MANY Canadian flags here?”
“I think because we are at White Pass, Yukon.”

The other morning a gentleman came into the cafe and asked the barista if she had any recommendations for a good hike. He said that he went to Upper Lake yesterday and was disappointed because “there wasn’t anything to see up there”.

“Does Beluga caviar come from beluga whales?”
“We saw humpback whales.”

“I am exhausted spending money in this town,” said a visitor after spending all her money on handmade artwork.

Man: “The sign says this store is owned and operated by Alaskans.... Well, what does that mean?”
Woman: I dunno... Maybe it means they’re not a chain store.”
Man: “I dunno.”

Overheard from visitors who were walking back to the ship: “Next week we’re going on the helicopter and whale ride.”

Four “well fed” people were fast-walking in the direction of the cruise ships about 5:30 p.m., obviously in a hurry for something. The woman in front said, over her shoulder, “Well, you don’t want to waste your money by not eating.”

Standing on the Broadway Dock looking at the ship, a visitor commented, “So, I guess this water is deep enough for the ship.”

At 2 a.m. a local resident posted a signed note for her niece on the ferry terminal window which read, “Julie, my house is at (location and phone). See ya soon.”
The next morning an RV pulls up and parks facing the wrong direction in front of the house. The driver comes to the door and inquires about Canadian and Alaska ferry service.
A surprised resident told the man he was not the Alaska Marine Highway and gave him the correct phone number.
Two hours late, the phone rang with another inquiry about ferry service from a note reader.

A B&B owner explained that there were five types of salmon, and how they all have two names. When she came to the silver salmon, which also is called a coho, a guest responded, “That’s like a co-worker that’s a ho.”

So what does sockeye imply, or king, dog, or (gasp) humpy? The wind is getting along now. Send us more, move that fog on out of town.