Every now and then I come across something that triggers “man, I’ve gotta see that!” This morning it’s the Aleutian Islands again, prompted by a couple of photographs at the Museum of the Aleutians Web site. I’ve always been fascinated by the Aleutians war – by the difficulty and the brutality of it – and that was brought to the surface when, a few weeks ago on the Infinity, I met a man who fought in it.
There are many challenges to doing a “proper” visit to the islands – weather, logistics, money and time. The weather is seldom conducive to touring, transportation is difficult and expensive, and it would take weeks to do more than skim the surface of what the region has to offer. If you’ve never thought about the Aleutians, have a look at the Unalaska/Port of Dutch Harbor Convention & Visitors Bureau site – intriguing?