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.
Just prior to the cruise we spent some time in Oregon where we observed this lake stocking with Rainbow Trout.
On one of the cruise shore excursions, we rafted through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve along the ChilKat River.
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.
“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