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25 June 2017; Seward, Alaska.

25 June 2017; Seward, Alaska.

We had a glorious day today while the temperatures remained under the mid-sixties (18o Celsius) Just low enough not to cause restricted visibility and just low enough not to get hot and bothered while pulling suitcases. But high enough to enjoy a gentle summer morning while travelling. This is a very early morning arrival for…   read more of “25 June 2017;…”

22 June 2017; Skagway, Alaska.

22 June 2017; Skagway, Alaska.

If there was a channel or fairway between Juneau and Skagway, we could cover the distance between the two ports in a few hours. However there is a big mountain range in between which means we have to sail in a big curve around it. First retracing our steps by sailing out of Gastineau channel…   read more of “22 June 2017;…”

22 June 207; Juneau, Alaska.

22 June 207; Juneau, Alaska.

Today we had “Princess Day” in Juneau. Your good old Noordam was sandwiched in between three Princess ships. The Grand Princess, Coral Princess who were there when we arrived and who were later on followed by the Emerald Princess. Which meant that the whole port was taken up by one company. Sort of. Holland America…   read more of “22 June 207;…”

20 June 2017; Ketchikan, Alaska.

20 June 2017; Ketchikan, Alaska.

We still had some good scenery while sailing through Grenville Channel but it was too misty to see any wildlife. Either they were obscured or the Bears, Moose and Goats decided to stay inside until it stopped raining. From The Triple Island Pilot Station it is only a short distance to reach the Twin Island…   read more of “20 June 2017;…”