Tag Archives: Alaska

Surrounded by Beauty

One of my favorite parts of the Alaska cruise was going from Skagway to Juneau. I took a walk around the ship and couldn’t believe it: we were surrounded by nothing but sea, sky and mountains. I’ve never experienced anything … Continue reading

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The Unique Charm of Skagway, Alaska

In 1896, gold was found in the Klondike region of Canada’s Yukon Territory, and thousands of prospectors hit the small settlement of Skagway, Alaska. By June 1898, with a population between 8,000 and 10,000, Skagway was the largest city in … Continue reading

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Leaving Glacier Bay

After we pulled away from Glacier Bay, we had scenery like this for a long time: The sun would come out once in a while, highlighting the mountains. I especially liked the cloud formations. And then there were islands. This … Continue reading

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Glacier Bay

Mind if we go back to Alaska? One of my favorite stops on the cruise was Glacier Bay. Just so beautiful! See for yourself…. See the white thing on the left that looks like a waterfall? That’s what they call … Continue reading

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Approaching Glacier Bay

I had been looking forward to Glacier Bay the whole trip and was not disappointed. The approach was quite beautiful too…. Great weekend, everyone! {carole}

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Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier is located in eastern Alaska and part of Yukon, Canada. This was taken from a distance, but our ship took us closer. What’s really nice about cruise ships is that they turn the ship from side to side … Continue reading

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Clouding Up in Alaska

I’ve gotten a little off track with the blog, but am getting back in the swing of things now. I’ll be continuing the posts on Alaska and then will tackle the Norway trip with other stuff mixed in. After our … Continue reading

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From the Train

After our land tour in Alaska, we took a train to Whittier, where we boarded the cruise ship. The scenery from the train was so beautiful. I took this one somewhere between Wasilla (home of Sarah Palin) and Whittier. Thanks … Continue reading

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Not a Toy

Every time I look at this photo, I’m reminded of a toy boat. But this watercraft is real. See the orange and navy blue dots at the front of the boat? Those are people. Glacier Bay is truly one of … Continue reading

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Flying Over a Glacier and More

Denali (known as Mount McKinley when we were there) is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet (6,190.5 m) above sea level. One of our friends and I had signed up to fly … Continue reading

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