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18 June 2017; Vancouver, Canada.

18 June 2017; Vancouver, Canada.

It was good that it was change over day today as the weather was not up to cruising standards, even for North West standards.  It was gloomy, chilly and rainy. Most guests transferred from the ship directly into a coach for Vancouver Airport or back to the USA; but a steady stream walked their own…   read more of “18 June 2017;…”

16 June 2017, Ketchikan, Alaska.

16 June 2017, Ketchikan, Alaska.

Ketchikan has been growing in the same way as Juneau, although it always seemed a smaller place as it did not have the Government machinery to sustain its existence. Ketchikan was always about logging and fishing and after the 1970’s it profited from the boom in Alaska tourism. Since then it has acted as the…   read more of “16 June 2017,…”

15 June 2017; Juneau, Alaska.

15 June 2017; Juneau, Alaska.

I have been visiting Juneau with the ships from 1982 onwards until now. It was never right to say that Juneau was a sleepy backwater as was and is the capital of Alaska with all the major offices located here, but outside the area which forms a sort of Government district things were still very…   read more of “15 June 2017;…”

11 June 2017; Seward, Alaska.

Dear Readers, we have issues again with the blog. Now it seems that the system does not like it when I move from ship to ship. Once again the IT guru’s are investigating and eventually “all services will be restored”. Until that time I will start uploading again, only it will be without photos.    My…   read more of “11 June 2017;…”

09 June 2017; Quebec, Canada.

09 June 2017; Quebec, Canada.

The city looked very nice when the ship came around the corner and approached the berth. As mentioned before, the St. Lawrence makes an almost 90o turn just south of Quebec and thus the ship has to come around a corner before it can make the final approach to the dock. As we had the…   read more of “09 June 2017;…”