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Perry’s Alaska iPhone Diary: Aug. 5

Perry’s Alaska iPhone Diary: Aug. 5

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…”

Perry’s Alaska iPhone Diary: August 4

Perry’s Alaska iPhone Diary: August 4

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…”

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Flowers in Juneau

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Flowers in Juneau

The flower photos are all taken on the pier in Juneau. This little flowerbed at the bottom of the gangway is the best shore excursion in Juneau … for me. This flowerbed has a large variety of brightly colored flowers where you see a lot of bees. Nothing better than a good macro lens, waterspray…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Orcas in Alaska

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Orcas in Alaska

Amsterdam’s Hotel Manager Bert van Mackelenbergh was lucky enough to capture these beautiful orcas on film. A baby orca coming to the surface on it’s mommy’s back.

Zipping Through Juneau

Zipping Through Juneau

Myles Williams, Veendam’s crew purser, shared this group shot of some of the crew members before they set off on a zip line tour in Juneau, Alaska. The four-hour tour, set in the beautiful hills of Juneau, features nine different slides, including an amazing bridge.

Captain’s Log: Interesting Ships

Captain’s Log: Interesting Ships

Sailing around the world you come across some interesting ships. Ketchikan is no exception and so here are two. First is an old light vessel that currently goes by the name Marine Bio Researcher. She used to be the LV196 and marked Umatilla Reef of the Oregon Coast from 1961 to 1971. She was built…   read more of “Captain’s…”