Wednesday, June 26, 2013


This morning at 5:00 am (did you know there is a 5 on the clock that doesn't signal cocktail time?) we dutifully checked in two hours early for the 7:00 departure of the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry from Juneau to Haines.  Tom Dually and Homer look really good in the basement of the boat, don't they?  It was easy boarding, straight on.  We napped a little, knitted a lot, had breakfast, looked at the gorgeous sights and a show-off whale along the way.

On the ramp to get off the boat.  But the tide was really low and the guys directing Al off the ferry somehow underestimated that and the back bumper panel bottomed out.  We didn't realize it had happened because it is so far away from the front seat.  Our total length is 55', front to back.

This is the right back panel now.

Left rear panel.  The entire back is all one piece, top to bottom, side to side.

Duct tape to the rescue!  They wouldn't let us drive away until the band-aids had been applied.  And sent us off with an extra roll of tape, just in case.  And the claim form, of course.  They were very nice.  I wanted to draw designs on the duct tape, but Al's out there right this very minute with his cordless drill, trying to get it patched together enough to keep traveling without further mishap. 

It looks pretty good from this side. 
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