For the first part of research for Larry Gets Lost in Alaska I took the Alaska Marine Highway from Dutch Harbor, Unalaska to Kodiak Island. A 3-day ride by ferry.
The Aleutians are a chain of volcanic islands with very few trees. The green color is a low grassy ground cover. The way clouds nestle in the topography is hypnotic.
Walking around Dutch Harbor.
The beautiful Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Ascension of Christ, built in 1896. Almost all the small villages of the Aleutians have an old Russian Orthodox church and cemetery, signifying the Russian settlement of the islands dating from the mid 1700s (Alaska was purchased from the Russian Empire in 1867).
This is the tiny Pitch and Roll Bar aboard the Tustumena.
One of our stops. The city of Akutan, population 89.