I'm moving to Alaska

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  1. Malach Ra

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    The coast guard is moving to alaska next summer. but I have a choice between kodiak island and sitka. has anyone here ever been to alaska. what are your thoughts?
     
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    I've been to Alaska. On a cruise though. It was the Inner Passage route. Went to Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, and Hubbard Glacier.

    I have to say it was the most beautiful place I've ever been to. Most amazing thing was when I was sitting on the top deck near midnight watching the sunset. And then watching the sunrise ten minutes later.

    I worked with a lot of Coast Guard personnel back in California. One of them, a good buddy of mine, was stationed up in Alaska. He was on a boat most of the time patroling near the waters where the crab fishermen (think Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel) are west of the Aleutians. He said it was boring as all hell but one helluva experience.
     
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    I don't know but I have heard Alaska is phenomenal. I wish you the best. Quite a shock moving from Tampa to Alaska; still gonna be a Bucs fan ;) 
     
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    I'm reading a Michael Chabon book right now that's based in Sitka, so my vote goes to Sitka. :) 
     
  5. Malach Ra

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    well, I'm a titans fan first(thats where I'm from), but a bucs fan second(because this where i spent most of my coast guard career, so gotta support them). yeah, it came as a shock to me, i was hoping for jacksonville. I think i will go into this with an good attitude, its something that i have never experienced before.
     
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    Sitka is closer to Juneau and the rest of the continent.

    Kodiak is in the BFE.
     
  7. Malach Ra

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    Kodiak is close to anchorage. both definately have their plus and negatives. but they both have big ass bears as a negative. Oh, and the long ass drive is a big NEGATIVE too. God, thats going to suck.
     
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    Good luck with the move man.
     
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    Might be easy to space-A to Japan on leave, though.

    Damn, Tampa to Alaska. That's a switch. Don't know about either place. Soldiers I know that've been stationed at Ft. Wainwright seemed to either love it or hate it.
     
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    Bah, quit and stay in Florida. I know a guy in the Naval Reserves around here- you want contacts?
     
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    You told me you were going to move. I thought it was just down the block or into the next county. No Hawaii? I heard a lot of folks in the coast guard moving there.

    Anyway, if you do move, you mind me crashing your place? Wouldn't mind hiking thru Alaska sometime. :D 
     
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    You need to be careful about hypothermia until your body adjusts...and that's QUITE an adjustment its going to be making! Even during the summer.

    My entire family on my father's side, save for one cousin, is up there around Anchorage. Sitka would probably be the best choice, tho.

    --Moony
     
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    Best of luck, Malach Ra.
     

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