Alaska in May was a bit wet and chilly, but on the up side, the wildlife was abundant, the views stunning and the number of visitors in the coastal areas were few, intensifying the remote feeling of being in towns accessible only by boat or air. Almost everything we saw and did made me feel small, but in a good way. The vastness of the landscape is incomprehensible, the size of the glaciers inspiring even though evidence of their retreat is etched on the terrain and seeing whales nearly the length of one’s boat can be intimidating. I could go on for pages with hundreds of adjectives and still not do justice to this amazing wilderness state. Alaska is clearly one of those places you must see to believe.