“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” — Ashely Montagu Credits: JSprague Digi in Deeper course materials This year, 68 of my family members from all over flew to Singapore for a grand reunion. For the first time, brothers and … Continue reading New Year Cruising
Credits: Template by Crystal Wilkerson; Paper by Jessica Sprague. “Alyeska” to the Aleut people means the great land and those who have visited would likely agree. It is a vacation paradise, America’s last frontier, if you will. Raw with a touch of exotic, Alaska is magnificent sceneries one after the other. Our trip was rugged … Continue reading The Great Land That is Alaska
The largest non-polar tidewater glacier in the world was one of the major highlights of our cruise adventure. How could I have forgotten something that has made it to my “Top Picks” list? Can I blame it on exhaustion from the holiday stress?? Now really… how could I have forgotten the day our ship approached … Continue reading Hubbard Glacier
Happy and pleased, we bid goodbye to the Ryndam recognizing the tail end of a wonderful adventure. We took a cab to Moby Dick Hostel, our home for a night and there we slept once again on dry land. Seward is a picturesque town sandwiched between the Kenai Mountains and the water of Kenai Fjord … Continue reading Seward
Nestled on Baranof Island and protected by a myriad of small-forested islands, Sitka is a town not lacking in character. Aside from it being home to native Tlinglits with the cultures still being practiced today, it was also the capital of Russia-America until its transfer to the U.S. in 1867. It is in Castle Hill … Continue reading Sitka
Bald Eagles have been the national bird of the U.S. since 1782. While they are still protected under federal law, the birds are no longer “endangered” and about half of the 70,000 live in Alaska. They are spotted year round but are especially abundant March through early July. As the photos reveal, it was bald … Continue reading Eagles in Abundance
More of our customized photography-walking tour around the island of Sitka. Visit Wordless Wednesday for more interesting photographs from all around.