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Kayaking in Sitka, Alaska

Kayaking in Sitka, Alaska

Zaandam called at Sitka, Alaska yesterday. This year is an anomaly economically and weather-wise. It is July in Alaska and the weather we had in May was both brighter and warmer. I am guessing mid to high 50’s today with gray skies and drizzle. The touring goes on regardless of weather and we are in…   read more of “Kayaking in Sitka,…”

Don’t Box Me in at Wing’s Wildlife Park

Don’t Box Me in at Wing’s Wildlife Park

We received another great entry from guest May Delory who recently sailed aboard Volendam. Welcome to Burnie, Tasmania! And a fabulous welcome it was for my daughter and me at Wing’s Wildlife Park. This was our second time on a cruise and the first with ports of call. We were on the ms Volendam sailing…   read more of “Don’t Box Me…”

The Number-One Whale-Watching Day

The Number-One Whale-Watching Day

Wednesday, Aug. 3, Juneau, Alaska The shore excursion description says you’ll get a refund if no whales are spotted. Within 10 minutes an adult humpback was spotted. I was pretty excited. That’s not something you get to see that often.

Postcards from Sitka

Postcards from Sitka

While cruising aboard the Amsterdam, May 16 – 23, I enjoyed a port day in Sitka, Alaska. Following breakfast and a quiet morning, my mother and I went down to A deck and boarded a tender for a quiet, calm ride from the ship to shore. The bay was still, and so the ride was…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Catching Crab in Ketchikan

Catching Crab in Ketchikan

Ryndam’s crew had a great time experiencing a different “sea life” on the Bering Sea Crab Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska. Ioana is the crew purser aboard Ryndam.

Spotting Bald Eagles in Alaska

Spotting Bald Eagles in Alaska

During the crew tour “Bering Sea Crab” in Ketchikan I had the chance take some amazing photos of the famous bald eagles.