The week: 14th-21st August

As I mentioned in my last post, the 7-day itinerary could be somewhat repetitive when talking about ports.  As a solution, I thought that a collection of photographs, in lieu of text may be more amenable to you.  I always have my camera on the Bridge, (most of the guests seem to be using iPads or phones to take photos nowadays and while convenient, in my view nothing can beat the ol’ Digital SLR).  Incidentally and while I remember, I mentioned Instagram in my last post and I post as djmercer51, (not the most original  😉 ), so if you use this programme (program??), have a look.

So, a medley of this week’s photo moments.  One can click on a photo to see a larger version.

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Seattle at dawn, the “Ruby Princess” approaches the dock, while we wait for her to complete her manouvre.

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Mt. Rainier in the early-morning light

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A humpback whale dives for feed.

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Some of the houses on the Tongass Narrows, Ketchikan, have a more ‘rustic’ appeal

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Berthed at the Alaska Steam dock, Juneau, floatplanes await their passengers. Most of these will be flying to the Taku Lodge, near Taku glacier. The restaurant behind is known for its seafood dishes.

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Main Street, Juneau

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We are berthed almost in it.

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Convenient for our guests; the building on the left is the library and a car park.

 

Hubbard glacier from Yakutat Bay

Hubbard glacier from Yakutat Bay

Weaving through the brash ice

Weaving through the brash ice

With some larger bergy-bits

With some larger bergy-bits

Now in Disenchantment Bay

Now in Disenchantment Bay

Almost there, Hubbard glacier beckons, 3 miles to go

Almost there, Hubbard glacier beckons, 2 miles to go

Stopped off the face, the opening to Russell Fjord; the ice has reached the land to the right on several occasions, acting like a dam, the fjord has flooded until, eventually, the ice breaks and a wall of water thunders into Disenchantment Bay

Stopped off the face, the opening to Russell Fjord; the ice has reached the land to the right on several occasions, acting like a dam, the fjord has flooded until, eventually, the ice breaks and a wall of water thunders into Disenchantment Bay

To the west of Hubbard, another glacier, Turner.

To the west of Hubbard, another glacier, Turner.

Looking south, back down Disenchantment Bay

Looking south, back down Disenchantment Bay

Berthed in Sitka

Berthed in Sitka

Dungeness crab, sold in the dock-side restaurant

Dungeness crab, cooked and sold in the dock-side restaurant

Mist penetrates the trees in this typical Alaskan scene

Mist penetrates the trees in this typical Alaskan scene

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Fisdhing boat deck-housings wait to put back on, come winter.

Fishing boat deck-housings in-a-row,  wait to put back on, come winter.

 

A medley of command, travel and family

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