Dutch Harbor isn’t really much of anything! Just a little itty bitty town at the edge of the top of the world.
Being in Dutch Harbor made me think of the Caren Carpenter song:
I’m on the top of the world, looking down on creation!!!
Daylight (Sunrise) didn’t arrive until about 9:30am.. So very strange to wake up in the middle of the night and it’s after 8! The temps were in the high 40’s but with the wind chill (and there was a serious wind chill) it brought the temps down into the 20s easy. So cold. We wrapped (or I did, Kal is a polar bear anyway and doesn’t need much.)
I was hoping to see someone from Deadliest Catch or at least the boats but the season didn’t start yet so no one was really there. But there were some boats in the harbor. The bus driver, who took us into town, said that the NorthWestern was in port but we didn’t see it.
The things to see are the Russian Cathedral, WW2, the only hotel in town and the highlight is the Safeway.
The population of Dutch Harbor most of the year is approximately 2500 and they are lucky to get 3 cruise ships a year.
Crab Pots just waiting for the crew!
The most important building in Dutch Harbor!
Henk, our Hotel Manager has a tandem bike that he rides everywhere with his wife Crystal, who is the Guest Service Manager . What a great way to travel around.