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October Mashup #1

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Linking to: Our World Tuesday


Seasonal Shift II

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Are you ready for winter?


Variable Light

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Kindness... it's in you to give.



Alaska Part IV

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After leaving Ketchikan our next destination is Tracy Arm Fjord.  This is one destination I've been looking forward to see.  I wasn't disappointed!  To see what has been carved by the ice (South Sawyer Glacier) is an unbelievable sight.  The cliffs rise up 4000 feet above the jade-coloured water.


























Previous posts on this series can be accessed by clicking on the links shown below.

Alaska Part III
Alaska - Part II
Alaska - Part I


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Alaska Part III

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Like many, I've associated Alaska as cold with a mix of snow and ice.  Ketchikan, Alaska weather is one of the rainiest places in North America.  Located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest – the largest rain forest in North America.


No wonder it is so green and lush. 

I included this photo (not a good one) because it was one of the best sightings I had during this adventure.  I'm no longer very mobile, as a result I didn't participate in any shore excursions.  I can manage short distances with occasional stops as we strolled through town.







An example of the landscape surrounding Ketchikan.
In case you missed the previous posts on Alaska.
Alaska - Part I
Alaska - Part II

Linking to: Our World Tuesday

Alaska Part II

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After leaving Seattle, we had one sea day before our first port of call.  Which means take in the sights from your veranda and relax.  Alternatively enjoy the views from any of the decks. You can explore the ship, the shops, entertainment, all the different places to enjoy a meal, snack, never-mind all the lounges and bars... or try your hand in the casino.  If you're into fitness, there is a gym and of course you can be pampered in the spa.





This cruise stays relatively close to land.  We follow the Inside Passage and enjoy the sights.







Fishing, living off the land, and tourism are the main economic drivers for these communities. Seeing float-planes is a common sight.  The upriver salmon run is one of nature’s great migrations. Each year mature salmon make the long journey back to their natal river to reproduce. They become a source of food for gulls and other critters.




The salmon tastes like no other. If you visit, you must try it. It is seriously good!
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Alaska Part I

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Linda and I headed west to board the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship bound for Alaska.


Once we landed in Seattle, we made our way to the port area.  Definitely a busy area with freighters, sport stadiums, a giant bolobat, a water side ferris wheel and port cranes.






The flag flying at half-pole, reminding us that it's September 11.





On our way to Alaska!



Gump

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We don't have this restaurant chain in Canada.  At least not to my knowledge.  Nevertheless, I thought it was cool to see this establishment with its connection to the movie.