When we travel to a new city, we just walk, walk, walk. We walk everywhere. Such was the case when we arrived in Dublin, Ireland. Ah! I loved Ireland! Our walkabout took us unexpectedly to the campus of Trinity College which was established in 1592. These are just two of the photos I shot while […]
I have finally returned to Atlanta after visiting our apartment in San Fransisco for almost 2 months. I’m astonished at the heat and humidity of Atlanta, even though I have previously experienced it for years and years. Somehow, after spending weeks in temperatures ranging from the low 50’s to the occasional very low 70’s with delightfully […]
I originally thought this would be just another boring travel day spent couped up in jets.. Well, it was. But we did have a little excitement in the Juneau Airport.
We spent our final day hanging around in Juneau, a really quirky town, as I mentioned early on in the trip. One of the things I noticed about the people in Alaska is that they are exceptionally friendly. “Oh, we have an unwritten rule in Gustavus: you never pass anyone on the road.”
Today we were supposed to fly from Gustovus back to Juneau. However, the weather appears to have decided otherwise. We have been packed for several hours now and are hanging out, waiting for the call! The fog and drizzle appear to have burned off (mostly) here and reportedly in Juneau, but not in the intervening […]
Today we boarded the St. Phillip to take a cruise up to the northern most point of Glacier Bay. The boat was full of people. The weather began as dreary, rainy, and rather cold, but the views were still astonishing. In fact, I’m glad I had the chance to see the fog and clouds doing […]
Steve and the group did a long hike. I could have chosen to do a 1 mile hike that was flat, but I just didn’t want to risk slipping/sliding in the mud or on the wet boardwalk. This turned out to be a good call.
Today we boarded 2 vans and headed to the Haines International Transcontinental, Intergalactic Spaceport to fly to the remote town of Gustavus, population 350. No TSA hassle here!
Steve and the group went to the various museums around Haines in the morning and went floating down a river in inflated rafts in the afternoon. I went to the clinic in the morning, but they were very busy. (Sunday was a wild party night in Haines?) I had to return at 2pm.
The mountains on both sides of the fjords are quite beautiful, even as they were mostly covered at their tops by dense, moving clouds. The weather activity gave them an other-worldly look. I particularly enjoyed the cloud activity high above the mountains and shot numerous pictures of it. Because of the harsh abrasion from the […]