So the ship landed in Whittier, Alaska. This is a charming and unusual town. There are only about 800 people living in the city and almost all of them live in one building. The city became quite important during WWII so soldiers could protect the USA from the Japanese. Because Whittier is raining all the time there is great cloud cover so the military installations wouldn’t be detected. There is also a very long tunnel going through the mountain and it happens to be the second longest in the US. But enough tourist information… we were on the bus tour because the outing we had planned was cancelled. So instead we got to see a fabulous animal preserve and the Native Heritage Center.