The Adventure Begins- Today is the day that we leave for parts Northwest.
We begin in Vancouver, B.C. with a 2-night stay. A gorgeous, gorgeous city- even the rain doesn't dampen ones mood.
Then off to Anchorage, Alaska- for a 5-day stay, where we will take a drive up to Denali to see Mt. McKinley. Possibly do some fishing (salmon, maybe?)
Then we take one of these-
Leaving from Whittier, Alaska. 7-days of cruising through the fjords of the Inside Passage- with various excursions thrown in. One tour that I am hoping to take is the flightseeing tour over 5 glaciers. In the photo at top you see a shot of Glacier Bay, one of the stops on our trip.
I say I am hoping to take it because last week one of the planes slammed into a mountain and killed all the tour passengers on board. There's a possiblity that they may be grounded.
The way I see it, though, is that I would rather take my chances and die doing something like this than on the Baltimore beltway on my way to work.
Here are some shots of the sights that I am HOPING to see.
Soaring Bald Eagles
Breaching Whales- both killer and humpback
Bears- it is salmon spawning season- so bears should be all over the streams.
I'll try to post something here and there over the next 2 weeks.
“To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.”