Following a holiday, cruising up the “wet coast” (from British Columbia to Alaska) with lots of land tours as well, your blogger has returned to sunny Chester, where summer really does mean shorts and sandals. Despite the lack of sunshine in Alaska, the trip was a great experience and your blogger now has a much better understanding of the history of the area as well as the flora and fauna of the region. We did have some luck with the weather, as shown in the above photo of Mt McKinley, located in Denali National Park. The tallest mountain in North America, it is often shrouded in heavy mists. Here, it towers far above a single cloud.