Alaskan Cruise

by Gary Luker September. 14, 2019 196 views

Having never visited Alaska, we decided that a cruise would be a good introduction to the Land of the Midnight Sun. The cruise departed Seattle, Washington heading North through the Puget Sound and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, continuing North skirting the West Coast of Vancouver Island, then along the Inside Passage west coast of Canada and the southern panhandle of Alaska. Several stops were made at ports of call along the way ending at the port city of Skagway, Alaska. The return leg brought us back to Seattle.

So, here are a few photos among many, from that trip.

Stocking a lake with Rainbow Trout

Stocking a lake with Rainbow Trout

Just prior to the cruise we spent some time in Oregon where we observed this lake stocking with Rainbow Trout.

Mt Rainier from the Seattle harbor

Mt Rainier from the Seattle harbor

North to Alaska !

North to Alaska !

Creek Street in Ketchikan, Alaska

Creek Street in Ketchikan, Alaska

Stellar Sea Lions

Stellar Sea Lions

American Bald Eagle

American Bald Eagle

American Bald Eagle

American Bald Eagle

On one of the cruise shore excursions, we rafted through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve along the ChilKat River.

Breaching Humpback Whale

Breaching Humpback Whale

Breaching Humpback Whale

Breaching Humpback Whale

On another shore excursion from Juneau, Alaska, we were lucky to come across this breaching humpback. It's very difficult to get these pictures, as you have no idea where or when the whales may breach like this....pure luck ! and awesome.

Gull friend :)

Gull friend :)

“We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free ! We can learn to fly !” Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

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Heike 3 weeks ago

Another fantastic set!

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Gary Luker Replied to Heike 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Thank you. We loved that cruise and the scenery along the way was simply majestic.  What I really liked was the absence of people in that area along the Canadian & Alaskan coast.  Not that I don't like people, but the feeling of untouched land and shore,,in it's natural beauty,,,very remote.

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Sherry Hill 3 weeks, 2 days ago

these are beautiful.. Alaska is my dream place to see.. the whales, wow.. i'd be humble in their presence..

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Gary Luker Replied to Sherry Hill 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Thanks, Sherry,,yeah those whales are something to see.  We were very lucky to catch breaching whales at that location and time of year, because they are usually there to feed and not to "play" :) It was a cold rainy overcast day and I had to hang on, arm wrapped around a railing on the small boat we were on.  So camera in one hand, hanging on with the other, one eye on the viewfinder, the other open and looking, etc...it was exhausting ! but paid off.

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