Going back to ship on the Alaska Railroad on Sunday after a short tour of Anchorage.
Category: Alaska & Yukon
As we entered the waters of Glacier Bay early in the morning, about 7 a.m. a small 20-foot boat pulled beside the ship and a group of three National Park rangers jumped aboard the Statendam. They spent the whole day with us making presentations and taking questions about the park and its original native inhabitants…. read more of “Perry’s…”
We are entering Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve right now at 7 a.m. Alaska time. We will be out of touch for almost two days. The ship’s internet connection was not good last night because of the heavy cloud cover and mountains around Skagway when I tried it. I will try again tonight with… read more of “Perry’s Alaska…”
While en route from Ketchikan to Victoria, B.C., we experienced what I call “the perfect storm” — clear skies, no rain and tons of lightning strikes; one after the other, continuing for hours. By leaving the shutter speed open for 30 seconds, I was able to catch several strikes per image. Like this image. These… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
It seems like magic. You go to sleep and when you wake up you’re in a different place, and since it was done so quietly you wonder, How did we get here? We opened our curtains at 7 a.m. and our first sight was the White Pass and Yukon narrow-gauge railroad on the tracks near… read more of “Perry’s…”
Ryndam called at Sitka, Alaska, yesterday.
We left Ketchikan right on schedule at 3 p.m. yesterday. Right after we found Eagle Park where we took some pictures of the big Eagle carving — the most photographed object in Ketchikan. Will try to post some good pictures of us and the Eagle tonight as we leave Juneau. Also visited the old Victorian… read more of “Perry’s…”
Editor’s note: Perry King currently is sailing on a long Alaska cruise aboard Statendam. He’s sending us diary entries and photos via his iPhone, which is a little different from anything we’ve done before on the blog. We will correct typos, since we know how difficult it can be to type accurately on an iPhone!… read more of “Perry’s…”