Ryndam called at Sitka, Alaska, yesterday.
Category: Alaska & Yukon
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…”
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…”
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.
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.
We found a few Killer Whales in Johnstone Strait just south of Hanson Island. And what’s more amazing is that I shot a few nice pictures of them. With nice I mean not blurry or just a spot in the water where the whale used to be. I have a few hundred of those as… read more of “Captain’s…”
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…”