Monday, June 8, 2009

Alaska Trip: Ketchikan, Juneau, & Skagway

Ketchikan, Alaska
misty fjordsseals blending into the rocks
exploring misty fjords
view from the ship
sunset in Alaska's inner passage

Juneau, Alaska
mendenhall glacier
view from the trail...
peeking through the trees
from across the lake

Skagway, Alaska
heading into the Yukon on the White Pass train
water pools in the snow
a bear climbing the mountain
sunset between the mountains

Friday, June 5, 2009

Alaska Trip: the sapphire princess...

in May, i embarked on my very first cruise (i'd only taken day trips to the Bahamas before)... it was a marvelous ship: the Sapphire Princess. the ship itself was full of things to do and see, so the fact that it was exploring Alaska's inner passage made the experience even more amazing. please enjoy a few photos from aboard the ship.
all aboard the sapphire princesssetting sail from port Vancouver
above deck, pool, and bar
time to relax...
indoor pool... the way to go in Alaska! ;)
tile art
view from my balconythe bow of the ship at sunsetlooking at glaciers from the stern of the ship
walking the track...
the Sapphire Princess at port in Skagway, Alaska

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

adventures in Vancouver, BC

last month i spent a few lovely days in Vancouver, British Columbia before catching a cruise to Alaska... it was a beautiful, green city. there were little gardens everywhere and we hit it at the perfect time for tulips - they were blooming all over the place.

one of the many beautiful gardens
Canada is known for its love of doughnuts
so when in Canada: go to Tim Hortons :)tulips in stanley parkview of the lions gate bridge
from prospect point in stanley parklooking at the city from Granville Islandfresh fruit @ Granville Island Marketthe Capilano suspension bridgetrying the local last look at Vancouver
as we cruise off into the sunset