Monday, August 1, 2011

Amazing Alaska

Hi you all, I survived my Alaska vacation, despite being disconnected from the internet most of the time, a short case of motion sickness and a (not very) close encounter with a brown bear who’d been shot at a day prior of our visit to his territory. *g*
Ah well, to be honest, we had a wonderful time! :)
Most impressive was the up close and personal with the Hubbard Glacier. Our ship navigated pretty close to the 6 miles wide cliff face and we witnessed how it calved off icebergs the size of a 10-story building (so we were told). Well, it’s a darn imposing natural phenomenon for sure, especially the sound it produces – like a stretched-out and very loud thunder.

We’ve seen some beautiful other places too, here’s just a small selection of everything we saw:

Isn't it beautiful?


  1. Awesome and very atmospheric pictures hon. I look for ward to charting with you about the trip! ;)

  2. Gorgeous photos!! :) Welcome back!

  3. Breathtaking photos! Glad you saw some whales. :)

  4. Oh those are beautiful. I showed my daughter and she is very jealous, she's love to go to Alaska. Aren't whales he coolest? Glad you made it home safe and sound.

  5. Welcome back, Janna! Thanks for sharing these awesome pics!

  6. Yea!!! I'm glad you had a wonderful vacation. Welcome home (and how is the new home?!) Thank you for sharing the photos and part of your experience with us!

  7. Glad you had a great time and got home safe and sound.

    Did you take those pictures? You're very talented!

  8. @Leontine: Thanks, sweets! Me too. :)

    @Chris: Thank you, Chris! :D

    @Val: Yeah, and not just whales but seals and dolphins too. It also happened to be feeding season for the whales, so we saw lots of them. Around 30 I think. :)

    @Tam: Definitely the coolest! :) And one of them did a full body breach which was awesome (haven't caught that on camera of course...).
    I hope you and your daughter can make it to Alaska one day. :D

    @Lily: Thanks, Lily and you're welcome. =)

    @Twimom: Thanks, Jen! :) We're still in our old home for the next 13 days, busy packing. Can't wait to finally move. ;D

    @Patti: Thanks, hon. =) Yep, I did take them... thank you *blush*

  9. Wow, I love them! I really wanna go there too.

    And ohhh, we got those pink flowers too :)

  10. Hi B! I'm glad you appreciate them. :)
    I think the pink flowers were called fire weed by the Alaskans. :D

  11. Gorgeous! Sorry about the poor bear!

  12. Hey Julia! Yeah, well, but the 'poor bear' ate a dog and came after a ranger before that ranger took a shot at the bear... ;)

  13. Woa looks awesome! Can I go now too?

  14. @Lis: Sure, go ahead. :) But you know that Australia is the other way, right? ;D


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