Alaska, USA • Trip

›› 21 Aug - 05 Sept 2008
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Our Big Adventure in Alaska Plate

A subset of the pictures from the trip. As always, clicking on the picture will open a larger image.

These pictures cover the last stage of the trip. We flew from Anchorage to Juneau and stayed there overnight. Early the next morning, we boarded the ferry for a trip down through the inner passage, passing British Columbia and on to Bellingham, Washington.

The first stop was in Sitka. The stop over lasted about three hours, giving us time to go to downtown Sitka and tour the Sitka National Historic Park.

The ferry made two more stops, but one was at night and the other quite early in the morning. Neither was long enough to do anything anyway.

The next ferry stop was Ketchikan. Once again we had time to disembark and look around town.

During the trip we saw humpback whales, porpoises, eagles and, finally, as dusk was arriving while passing Vancouver Island, a pod of Orcas swam by.

Alaska Pictures

Juneau to Bellingham

Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. It was raining.
Inside the Red Dog Saloon in Juneau.
Our berth on the M.V. Columbia as we start our journey on the Alaska Marine Highway System.
The forward Observation Lounge on the ferry.
The view out the cabin window.
The Sitka ferry terminal. There was a three hour stop over.
Walking among the tall trees at the Sitka National Historical Park.
Salmon spawning.
Totem poles at Sitka National Historical Park. A mile long trail leads past eighteen totems.
Tenting on the ferry.
Ketchikan Creek.
Salmon in Ketchikan Creek
Creek Street in Ketchikan.
We walked back to the ferry in the rain.
Our berth on the boat.
British Columbia ferry.
British Columbia coastal mountains.
We finally saw a pod of Orcas on the last day.
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