Alaska - Vancouver 2016
Southern California from the plane to Vancouver
View from our hotel window in Vancouver
Pictures from Top of Vancouver restaurant atop a revolving tower
The building you can partially see with the dome on top is our hotel
The blue canopies are next to our hotel
On the bus in Vancouver going to Grouse Mountain
A tram up the mountain
This photo taken in 1967 shows the original tram soaring over James Bonds Aston Martin from Goldfinger
Doug attacking an innocent gnome
Our first time zip-lining!
This pose is called the Screaming Starfish
Our zip-line group, wonderful people, especially the two instructors
Coming back from the zip-line
Very tame deer
Back down the tram
The bus back...
The canopies by our hotel change color
The Top of Vancouver restaurant we ate ate the previous night
A cruise ship docked by our hotel
A field on a building!
Statue of "Gassy Jack", the founding father of Gastown, known for his "Gassy" monologues as a saloonkeeper
Our ship, the Noordam
Passing under the bridge as we set out
Dressed for one of the gala dinners (with my Star Trek tie)
After dinner, dressed for 50's & 60's night (notice my pony tail)
Doug & Alice
With Doug's wig on
The moon reflecting off the ocean
The capital city. No roads to Juneau. The only access is by sea or air.
In front of our ship
The Mendenhall Glacier we'll see later
Rowdy sea lions
At the Mendenhall Glacier visitor center
Huge waterfall to the right
The glacier over time
The glacial blue tinting comes from ice being compressed and recrystallizing. At this point other colors of the spectrum are reflected, but blue is absorbed.
Aboard the White Pass & Yukon Route train in Skagway
The road on the other side of the canyon
"On to Alaska with Buchanon"
No we didn't go across this bridge. It's no longer used (for obvious reasons).
The original trail the gold rush miners used
The border with Canada. The train goes back the way we came. We simply rotate the back our seat and sit down facing the other way.
Scarring of the rock by glaciers during the last ice age
Brackett's Toll Road
Friendly waitress at the Red Onion Saloon (and previously, a brothel)
Racy 1800's pictures and bedpans above
A friendly Madam
And good gluten free food!
A cruise ship heading down the street!
A snow remover
The Black Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park
The blue tinting
The Margerie Glacier
Another cruise ship
Lots of waterfalls
Towel sand shark? whale?
Arriving at Ketchikan
...while having breakfast
A seal chasing salmon
Lots of salmon
Bering Sea crab fishing tour
Swooping down to collect bait
Another gala dinner while docked at Ketchikan
Another cruise ship parallel to us all the way back to Vancouver
An emergency aboard when someone needed medical attention. We docked at Bela Bela where an ambulance came to pick them up.
Bus to the Vancouver airport. We were lucky. They were about to close all roads due to a visit from the royal family. Our bus driver let us know his opinion of the royal family....
The Grand Canyon from the plane
Some of our groovy group
VERY good trip!