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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Day 161, June 8th, part 3

On and off the rest of the morning we were taunted…by whales… A close up… * ** *** ** * ~Curtis in Alaska! {!-{>

Day 160, June 8th, part 2

As we approached the Fjord known as Tracy Arm, we began to see Seals. ~Curtis in Alaska! {!-{>

Day 159, June 8th, part 1

This is Thursday, so we are headed to Tracy Arm, a long fjord with a glacier or two at the end. But first, lots of beautiful scenery and a somewhat cloudy sunrise… A Pacific Loon. A closer view… Our first whale sighting!  But still a long ways away.  It will be for today… Gulls on […]

Day 158, June 7th

  The first thing to see when you approach Ketchikan is the US Coast Guard, including a ship big enough for a permanently emplaced deck gun. The Dorothea, an interesting look vessel. Ketchikan Harbor and the Dailylife Wife! A three photo panorama of the Ketchikan Cruise Ship dock and all of the diamond merchants across […]

Day 157, June

A day at sea.  This a general map showing our destinations: Ketchikan, Tracy Arm, Anchorage, with a few others thrown in: Juneau, Icy Straight, Homer, Kodiak, Hubbard Glacier, and Victoria.  This is from the in-stateroom television.  It has a limited selection, but one of the channels is ship and trip stats like this. We are […]

Day 156, June 6th

The nerve racking drive to the Port!  And a raised drawbridge.  Okay, it was only nerve-racking because I wasn’t the one driving in such heavy traffic.  The crack across the less-than-two-week-old windshield is compliments of some driver on the Interstate. Up the Alaskan Way along Seattle’s waterfront.  A two cellphone photo panorama!  Click twice to […]

Day 155

I was waiting for our 14 day Alaskan Cruise to start and began to play around with my latest lens, the Rokinon 12mm f2.0 the Dailylife Wife got me for Christmas. While an outstanding lens for Star photos, which it the main reason I wanted it, this lens is completely manual and does not have […]