Cruise Alaska 2016

 

 

 

 

 

start of the cruise in Vancouver

 

 

Vancouver Skyline

 

 

somewhere near Vancouver Island

 

on the ship

 

Ketchikan, Alaska

 

Good Morning Ketchikan

 

this has been on my bucket list for a long time, sea plane flight in Alaska

 

 

 

this can be a bit scary

 

most stunning nature

 

 

 

Misty Fjords

 

Tongass National Forest, second largest rain forest in the world

 

 

off the grid

 

 

landed the plane safely

 

 

we did see a grizzly bear here, but he ran away as soon as we landed in the water

 

untouched beauty

 

impressed

 

scared at first, loving it at last

 

 

 

 

Ketchikan

 

 

best fish ever

 

 

 

Celebrity Solstice, our tiny ship

 

 

 

 

Ketchikan

 

it can't get much better than this

 

Tracy Arm Fjord

 

taking pictures from the helipad

 

 

 

 

blueberg

 

 

 

Tracy Arm Fjord

 

 

 

and then we spotted this big black bear relaxing on the rocks

 

 

best view in a gym ever

 

 

 

 

real Alaskan sunsets

 

 

Juneau, Alaska

 

that time I was an eskimo

 

whale watching in Juneau

 

I think I saw you in Hawaii in January

 

 

halibut fishing boat

 

 

Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska

 

Nugget Falls

 

Mendenhall Glacier, largest piedmont glacier in Nort America, spanning 60 miles across

 

 

when other people take pictures of you

 

 

Juneau, one of two U.S. capitals only accessible by boat or air (the other one is Honolulu, HI)

 

State Capital of Alaska

 

famous Red Dog Saloon

 

 

yihaw

 

best in town

 

 

 

Skagway

 

 

the White Pass and Yukon Railroad

 

border town of Fraser (17 people live here!)

 

border Alaska/Canada

 

 

Yukon, Canada

 

Yukon Territory (Canada)

 

White Pass

 

 

lucky to see a caribou

 

 

 

 

 

husky puppies 😍

 

husky puppies 😍

 

two cuties

 

the Lance Armstrongs (without the doping;-) of the dogs! They are participating in Iditarod (1000 miles from Anchorage to Nome)

 

not just the pack leader, but also the most handsome

 

 

 

Lake Emerald in the Yukon

 

what a place to live

 

 

town of Carcross

 

 

Bove Island

 

back in Alaska, the 49th is the biggest U.S. state (state flower: forget me not)

 

historical town of Skagway

 

 

the street names (broadway & 5th) are probably the only thing Alaska and New York have in common

 

 

hell yeah

 

 

 

 

 

cutest train station

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alaska Inside Passage

 

Alaska Inside Passage

 

enjoying a glass of wine on the veranda

 

talk about living off the grid

 

 

Sushi in bed

 

 

Alaska vs. Valais

 

on our way to the last port of call: Victoria #gpstrackingtheroute

 

Victoria, Canada

 

back in Canada

 

probably the smallest Chinatown in the world

 

 

beautiful Victoria, Vancouver Island

 

Seattle, Washington

 

sleepless in Seattle

 

view from the Space Needle

 

The Space Needle

 

bye bye cruise ship

 

Flat Iron Building...oh wait wrong city

 

Monorail

 

 

catch me if you can said the fish

 

fish market

 

 

 

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