140812 142502  This is the sister ship of the one that we took on our cruise.  Our ship was actually the Norwegian Pearl.  140810 150315  One of the better pictures ever taken of me.  We were in our stateroom and Glenda was assembling her camera when she suddenly turned toward me and took the picture.  140810 153844  Our first (of many) meals on the Pearl.  140810 204032  Sun sets as we get underway. 
140811 062337  Glenda photographs the sunset from bed.  It saves her having to spend the effort of getting dressed and going outside.  140811 084708  Atrium room on the Pearl.  Glenda is on the left.  140811 090629  Looking up at ceiling.  140811 105710  Ceiling 
140811 111055  Coffee shop onboard.  140811 111841  Italian restaurant on The Pearl.  140811 171756  North to Alaska  140812 080108  North to Alaska 
140812 103537  Cheryl and Drell  140812 103550  Carolyn  140812 103804  Ron (me).  140812 105702  Whale 
140812 114729  Glacier  140812 154716  Drell, Cheryl, Roy, Ron  140812 171651  140812 172124  Roy, Carolyn, Drell 
140812 175153  Glacier.  As the glacier is slowly pushed toward the sea, it rubs against mountains taking some of the rocks with it.  Hence, the dirty appearance.  140812 175337  The blue coloring tells us that the exposed ice was, at one time, under many tons of pressure.  The pressure causes the molecular structure of the ice to change giving it a blue cast.  140812 175434  Ron, Roy, Drell  140812 175652 
140812 182609  140812 182733  Seals sunning themselves.  140812 182927  140812 184322 
140812 184351  140812 185547  140812 204217  Sunset  140812 205655 
140813 110321  140813 120747  140813 123320  140813 124537  Bald Eagle surveying the area.  The eagles make their nest right on top of these trees.  The trees will bend but not break.  They will come back year after year and keep adding to their nest.  Sometimes the nest can weigh over a ton -- and the tree won't break! 
140813 131109  Retirement community.  City of Skagway.  140813 131851  140813 133147  140813 141722  Drell Mitchell 
140813 142715  Glenda Kline, Ron Kline, Cheryl Mitchell, Drell Mitchell  140813 144310  Drell and Cheryl Mitchell  140813 160914  Skagway Inn  140813 162616 
140813 164203  Railroad Snow plow  140813 164655  Norwegian Pearl  140813 165103  Some of the graphics on the Norwegian Pearl.  140814 122803 
140814 122638  140814 135655  Dessert on the Pearl  140814 123345  140814 192543  Dinner in the Italian Restaurant.   Left to Right:  Cheryl, Drell, Carolyn, Roy, Roger, Lenore, Glenda, Ron 
140814 220111  The pianist was very funny as well as being a good piano player.  140815 071351  Every evening when we got back to our room, the attendant had made some sort of animal with the towels.  140815 084501  140815 102608  Ketchikan, Alaska  Dehavilland Beaver.  We are going to fly to a bear area. 
140815 100020  We are off the ship and are now going to fly to an area that is said to be great for bear watching.  We are in a DeHavilland Beaver.  I am sitting next to the pilot, and Glenda is behind me.  140815 100555  Me and the pilot.  I am on the right.  140815 100717  We are in the air.  140815 102744  We are at the destination. 
140815 101852  140815 102916  140815 103108  140815 110239  This guy must be one of the world's best salmon catchers.  They seem to take one bite and throw the salmon away. 
140815 105325  We are on a path to an area by the water that bears like to gather.  This fellow held up progress for a while.  140815 110618  Hmmm, there is a guy taking pictures.  I wonder how he would taste with salmon?  140815 110913  I'll pretend I don't notice him.  Then, at the proper moment, he will be lunch.  140815 112449 
140815 112733  Salmon going upstream to spawn.  140815 112821  140815 112927  140815 113247  Going out for lunch. 
140815 113415  Time to walk-off some of this salmon.  I just don't have any room in my stomach for a human.  140815 120653  140816 194334  Buchart Gardens, Victoria  140815 124536  Time to fly back to the ship. 
140816 194505  Buchart Gardens, Victoria  140816 194834  Buchart Gardens, Victoria  140816 194847  Buchart Gardens, Victoria  140816 200004  Buchart Gardens     Cheryl, Lenore, Carolyn 
140816 200026  140816 200046  140816 200103  140816 200131 
140816 200909  140816 202647  140816 212226  Buchart Gardens.  Evening fireworks.  140816 202741  Roger 
140816 212337  Buchart Gardens.  Evening fireworks.  140816 212922  Buchart Gardens.  Evening fireworks.  140816 213628  Buchart Gardens.  Evening fireworks.  140816 213632  Buchart Gardens.  Evening fireworks. 
140816 213733-1 HDR  Buchart Gardens.  Evening fireworks.  140816 223947  Vancouver Parliament Building.  folderimage  folderthumb