1 This is the sister ship of the one that we took on our cruise. Our ship was actually the Norwegian Pearl.
2 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.
3 Our first (of many) meals on the Pearl.
4 Sun sets as we get underway.
5 Glenda photographs the sunset from bed. It saves her having to spend the effort of getting dressed and going outside.
6 Atrium room on the Pearl. Glenda is on the left.
7 Looking up at ceiling.
9 Coffee shop onboard.
10 Italian restaurant on The Pearl.
11 North to Alaska
12 North to Alaska
13 Cheryl and Drell
15 Ron (me).
18 Drell, Cheryl, Roy, Ron
20 Roy, Carolyn, Drell
21 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.
22 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.
23 Ron, Roy, Drell
26 Seals sunning themselves.
36 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!
37 Retirement community. City of Skagway.
40 Drell Mitchell
41 Glenda Kline, Ron Kline, Cheryl Mitchell, Drell Mitchell
42 Drell and Cheryl Mitchell
43 Skagway Inn
45 Railroad Snow plow
46 Norwegian Pearl
47 Some of the graphics on the Norwegian Pearl.
50 Dessert on the Pearl
52 Dinner in the Italian Restaurant. Left to Right: Cheryl, Drell, Carolyn, Roy, Roger, Lenore, Glenda, Ron
53 The pianist was very funny as well as being a good piano player.
54 Every evening when we got back to our room, the attendant had made some sort of animal with the towels.
56 Ketchikan, Alaska
Dehavilland Beaver. We are going to fly to a bear area.
57 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.
58 Me and the pilot. I am on the right.
59 We are in the air.
60 We are at the destination.
64 This guy must be one of the world's best salmon catchers. They seem to take one bite and throw the salmon away.
65 We are on a path to an area by the water that bears like to gather. This fellow held up progress for a while.
66 Hmmm, there is a guy taking pictures. I wonder how he would taste with salmon?
67 I'll pretend I don't notice him. Then, at the proper moment, he will be lunch.
69 Salmon going upstream to spawn.
72 Going out for lunch.
73 Time to walk-off some of this salmon. I just don't have any room in my stomach for a human.