Here is the view of Mount Fairweather taken from the ship when we passed by after the ship exited from Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. During our Northbound cruise after we leave Glacier Bay National Park, we always have a VIP party in the Crow’s Nest at around 7:30 till 8:15 p.m. At this… read more of “Majestic Mount…”
Thank you to Henry Bin Uyu Hidayat, Statendam’s human resources clerk, for another fun post about his recent adventure with a bear in Alaska. I did this drive with Yono the controller, but the stories are from a different view. “Bears, where are you?” three of us screamed wildly, after a very long time searching…. read more of “Bears, Where Are…”
Thank you to Henry Bin Uyu Hidayat, Statendam’s human resources clerk, for this fun post about his recent adventure. Today is a gift day! Sunny, a little bit windy and I’m ready… It took about 20 minutes to reach the ‘earth,’ a fishing spot from the pier where we docked. Along the way our eyes… read more of “Salmon Season in…”
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’s a fun snapshot sent in by HAL guest Rick who sailed Alaska on Statendam‘s 500th voyage in 2006. Thanks Rick!
It seems every week we are back in Alaska, we see more wildlife than the previous weeks. During a stroll in Haines, I saw several bears; they were doing their own thing, not realizing that I took hundreds of photos in a matter of minutes. The other day we were in Ketchikan where we saw… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
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.