The Great One unseen

A train dock agent was in the process of loading the train when a woman started asking a bunch of questions about restrooms on the train, which side, etc. She then ended the conversation by asking, “Can we see Denali from here?”

The agent tried to politely explain how far away we were, but couldn’t help but shake her head.

Hotel lobby breezes

“I didn’t see any jewelry stores today, did you?”

“At the dog camp, will they perform for you? So, these dogs go to camp?”

Juneau canine games

Tourist: “I was on a bus in Juneau yesterday, and the driver told us the local dog rules.”

Local: “Dog rules?”

Tourist: “Yes, they are not allowed to have a dog small enough to be carried off by an eagle, and every dog must be able to run faster than a bear.”

I don’t know about you, but these hot August days are messing with the windy one. The other day he had to take his socks off, even though it’s an Alaskan thing to wear socks with sandals, something they don’t understand in more southerly parts where the wind is reversed. My brother can explain when he is here next week. Only a month to go, wind brethren. Please send your best to the windy one at alaskan@skagwaynews.com, or drop off at the News Depot on Broadway and we will enter you in a monthly drawing for a copy of Best of the Skagway Police Blotter, Vols 1 and 2, featuring the best of “Heard on the Wind.”