Cloud Surfing – Alaska with Cap

GrumbleSmiles was set up to provide innovative answers to tackling the problems of loneliness in later life.    Many older people are less able to get out and about, which can be the first steps towards a life of isolation.

My travel around the clouds continue (you can see more of my travel adventures by clicking on CLOUD SURFING in the TAG CLOUD).   Today I invite you to join me on a trip to unknown destinations around the world and an opportunity to talk to new and interesting people.    All at no cost and from the comfort of your own armchair.

We are going cloudsurfing to Alaska.

Courtesy of a blogger and photographer Cap Chastain.    Cap’s blog is one of the best I have found, it’s called “Bobba Caps Doxology”.




This is what first caught my eye.  A gentle walk in the woods and some of the amazing wildlife.  But it makes a great adventure story.  So click on the link below and you’ll see what I mean.

Cap who is 80, but looks much younger, has had a really interesting life travelling around the USA and the rest of the world.  I will publish more about Cap’s travels in later blogs.  For now all I will say is that I am glad he survived his latest adventure and I look forward to joining him on some of his other travels.


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1 Response to Cloud Surfing – Alaska with Cap

  1. David Freeman says:

    Well, well the Alaskan forrest and the ‘moose’ brings back some happy memories. I am not sure how far north Anchorage is in terms of latitude? However the pictures are i assume taken during the summer months[ midnight sun].? The pictures of how close Cap got to with the “moose” and nature., i was am trying to study the trees, and my reasoning takes me to “silver birch” how true i am i am unsure. The trees are silvery and errect like Cap has to be first thing in the morning with his pill regime?
    Apart from Cap’s ailments the web site takes me back to my earlier life with many happy memories. Firstly at sea in the Baltic through the ice in the spring up to a port in Sweden near Lulea-fresh crisp morning air. Then later when i worked for a swedish turbine manufacturer in the London office, part of my training was to have a works induction for a month at finpong-knorkopping just south of Stockholm. I was encoraged and permitted to take my wife and chidren with me. It was the experience of a life time for all of us!
    We would go at the weekends on “moose [elk]” hunts in the swedish forrests. The dirt track roads on which one travelled had to be navigated with care, as back end slip was evident if one travelled too fast to negotiatea sharp bend/curve in ghe road. We saw lots of trees but never saw or heard an elk! The kids enjoyed the visit to stockholm and the national Skansan Park, wkth its father Christmas post office. Then the “vasa museum” the pride of the swedish navy which sank on her acceptance trials in the 1750,s?? Or thereabouts. The gun ports on the lower deak permitted the sea to rush in when the vessel’rudder was put to port/starboard at full sail causing “”vasa “to sink in stokholm roads? Or thereabouts. The children loved the swedish ice lolly called “zatapuch”, and the thrill of actually sleeping on the ferry to and from blighty to Gothenburg.
    Good on hou Cap, memories are made and recalled, maybe with less hastete in latter years ! However still with love.

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