In August 2007, I swam around Pennock Island in Alaska, with my best friend Cheryl to raise money for diabetes. The swim was 8 miles and we each did 4. We spent a week in Ketchikan, unusual for visitors there, as most visitors come through on apartment-sized cruise ships for just an afternoon. We ended up befriending some local people who shared some of their lives with us - Rich the water taxi driver was one of the most memorable. He had us over to his home for a fish dinner fresh from the sea, and took us on several boat rides.
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在 2007 年的 8 月份，我和我的好友 Cheryl 到彭諾克島 (Pennock Island) 為糖尿病患者籌款做了一個慈善游泳。我們每人遊了 4 趟，每一趟的距離為 8 英里。不同於許多到來這裡的旅客，乘搭大郵輪卻只在這裡花上一個下午的時間，我們在凱徹根 (Ketchikan) 渡過了一個充實的星期。我們和那裡的當地人交上了朋友，分享著彼此的生活經驗。水上的士司機 Rich 是其中之一。他邀請我們到他家作客，享用了他剛剛從水裡釣上來的新鮮海魚晚餐，也帶我們去了好幾個遊船河。