Here are some great photos of Oosterdam while it was docked in a very foggy Ketchikan, Alaska on September 21st.
Two more weeks before we head towards warmer weather. So far, September has been a good month, much better than last year. We have had nothing but great weather in Alaska this month. A few days ago, we were in Ketchikan, Alaska where temperatures were so high that hardly any bears came out. The sun… read more of “The Time for…”
Special thanks to Rachel Moodie, HAL Internal Communications & Public Relations Manager, for sending in this post and great photos. Another excellent and adventurous excursion was the Tatoosh Islands Sea Kayaking Tour in Ketchikan. Tatoosh means “protected”, so appropriately, the waters were very calm. Again, the tour description was accurate. We took an exhilarating ride… read more of “Tatoosh Islands Sea…”
Alaska isn’t always about snow and glaciers. There’s some beautiful green landscapes as well that show the diversity of the state’s scenery. Csaba Desvari Culinary Operations Manager ms Oosterdam
Captain Bos and the Volendam crew showed appreciation of the local boy scout troop of Ketchikan by holding a coin collection on board for a donation. Pilot Eric Collins gratefully accepted the donations made by the Volendam crew and sincerely appreciated the contribution to the local community. In an effort to build stronger relationships with… read more of “Volendam Crew…”
Here are more pictures from the Bearing Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour in Ketchikan. To see my previous post click HERE. This part of the tour was conducted by the professional fishermen who told us stories about crabbing and commercial fishing. They also had a simulated demonstration to show us the technique used to catch crab… read more of “Up-Close with King…”
Here are pictures of soaring eagles performing a spectacular show as part of the Bearing Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour in Ketchikan. The Boat Crew were feeding the group of eagles by throwing herring into the water. I was lucky to capture these magnificent birds soaring above the surface to catch the herring. Yono Sudarto Controller… read more of “Eagles Soar and…”
Here is a great photo of a group of recent HAL University graduates on the Statendam with beautiful and rainy Ketchikan in the background. Hanna Eklof is Statendam’s human resources manager.