I don’t believe in omens but today I’ll make an exception. Today marks the true beginning of my Alaskan winter photo adventure. Sure, I actually left home two days ago, but it was all supporting travel: driving to a friend’s to stay overnight, then heading to the airport to fly to Seattle. Today is the day the real travel begins. To be a true adventure a trip needs a dose of uncertainty; something unexpected, something unknown, something novel. And since today my friends and I board the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry for a 3-day trip to Haines -a method of transport I’ve not undertaken to a place I’ve not been- I declare that today is the day the adventure starts.
And in uncertain times of adventure it often becomes necessary to look for a sign that that uncertainty has a certain outcome. Hence, my omen: I woke up to snow in Seattle this morning. And if there’s a more appropriate way to start a winter adventure than with snow on the morning of departure I don’t know what it is.
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