|Nose to nose and bumper to bumper|
Monday we arrived back on land in Haines, AK after experiencing two ferries of Alaska system. Conclusion: The Alaska Ferry system is a class act. It’s functional, not plush, but very suited to the needs of the northland. The crews we encountered were friendly and good at their jobs. They arrived and departed on time. The food, cafeteria fare on the Matanuska and cafeteria or sit down dining on the Columbia, was reasonably priced and very good.
|Last cars, backing on the ferry.|
|Clear of the yellow line the door can now close with "feet" to spare.|
Thoughtlet: Toyota Can’t Find Alaska
Our 2010 Toyota Highlander came equipped with a wonderful in-dash GPS system. It can find the smallest roads in the contiguous 48 states and Canada. But it can’t find Alaska.
Before departure I called the dealer to update the software and add Alaska. Sorry, I was told. For Toyota Alaska didn’t exist prior to 2011. If I wanted Alaska on the GPS I needed to purchase a new car.
What a conundrum—new car or new map from AAA. AAA won and now we must depend on paper rather than electronics to get around the 49th state.