The purpose of this page is to allow you to read just sections of the report. Using a blog format makes it easy to have interactive features like photo galleries, but it is not quite as easy to read when it includes a lot of posts listed in chronological order, if you only want to read a small part at a time. If you are familiar with reading blogs, you probably won’t need the info that follows – you’ll know you can click on the category links at the top of each post (e.g. “Week 1,” to go to all posts related to that category.
Navigation: Click on any of the headings below, and you will be taken to that section. For example, to read only about Week 1 of our trip, just click the heading that says “Week 1: Eastern Passages on the Wilderness Discoverer.” You can also read the blog post by post by clicking on one of the links below, or simply click on the Title of a Post – there are navigation buttons for “next” and “previous” posts at the bottom of each post when you read it this way – they show the title of the post; it doesn’t look like a regular link but it is. This also allows you to easily post comments on a post – see comments section below.
To get back to the main blog, you can click “Alaska 2013,” the title on the top left corner of the page, or click “Home” on the green bar on the top of the page. To get back to this page, click “Site Navigation” in the green bar.
Photos: Most individual photos can be enlarged by clicking on the photo – use the “X” button to return to the story. Photo galleries are used whenever more than one photo shows at a time – click on one of the photos, and you can cycle through all photos in a gallery. Use the arrow buttons on the sides of the photo to go forwards or backwards. Just click on the “X” to close the gallery. In many cases, the photos are large enough so you don’t even need to open the gallery. Galleries are a work in progress at this time and may change in future updates. It’s best to let a whole page finish loading before clicking on a gallery. This will only be a problem if you have a slow internet connection (like us).
Comments: In order to post a comment on a specific post, you will need to click that Post Title at the top of the post (or click one of the links below), then it will open the comment window, and you’ll need to scroll down to the bottom of the post. There is also a Comments tab at the top of the page which will make it easier for you to post general comments – corrections/additions/whatever you’d like.