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Anchorage on approach


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landing at Anchorage


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mountains in the distance as seen from downtown Anchorage


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Downtown Anchorage


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Microbrewery restaurant downtown anchorage (recommended)


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Taking off (Vernair) from Achorage


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Buffalo near Anchorage (Vernair)


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Denali looming in distance (right center)


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just below Denali glacier


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Mount Foraker (?) from Vernair


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view from Vernair of Mount Foraker (?)


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McKinley through clouds (peak 10K ft above plane)


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McKinley foothills (!)


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McKinley foothills (!)


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side of McKinley


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McKinley foothills


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McKinley foothills


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McKinley foothills and glacier (+ Vernair wing)


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glacier near McKinley from Vernair


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side of McKinley


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top of McKinley


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McKinley foothills


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glacier below McKinley


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side of McKinley


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McKinley foothlls


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glacier going down from McKinley


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McKinley foothills from Vernair


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McKinley foothills from Vernair


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McKinley glacier from Vernair


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McKinley glacier


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McKinley glacier


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McKinley glacier, ~5 miles wide


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McKinley way above


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McKinley glacier


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McKinley glacier


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McKinley glacier (ditch is 500 ft deep)


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McKinley glacier (ditch is 500 ft deep)


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smotth section of McKinley glacier


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McKinley way above glacier


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Paula, Vernair passenger


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Paula doesn't like her picture taken much...


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McKinley glacier, near bottom - that's dirt on top of thick ice


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Aproaching Anchorage, Vernair


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That's Vern


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Train to Whittier, Turnagain Arm


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Chugach Mtns, Turnagain Arm from train


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Tidal area, Turnagain Arm


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Moose wih calves, Girdwood AK


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Alyeska Resort, Girdwood


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Alyeska ski area, Girdwood


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Girdwood railroad depot. Those dead trees were killed by the Great Quake of '64


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Portage, AK (train to Whittier)


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from tunnel entrance, Whittier


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Cruise boat docked at Whittier


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train entering Whittier


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Our cruise boat, their cruise boat


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Whittier - almost all of the ~300 people who live here live in that one apartment tower


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Waterfalls across from Whittier


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Seaotters from MajorMarine boat window


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Looking out towards main part of Prince William Sound. Blackstone is around to the right.


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Blackstone ice field coming into view


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Blackstone ice field


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Snowslide gulch


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Blackstone ice field


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mountain goat approaching Blackstone ice field


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Where Blackstone ice meets the sea: two tidal glaciers


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Love that glacial blue!


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Seals resting on ice fresh off of glacier


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Seals resting on ice - it is warmer than being in the warer!


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small ice fall


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Shipwreck


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returning to Whittier


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Whittier


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Whittier portrait


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Rookery across from Whittier


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Bald Eagle nest above rookery


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trees drowned by Great Earthquake of '64


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from train to Seward


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Seward, AK


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main room of our suite on the Ryndam


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Ryndam, Lido deck


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leaving Seward aboard Ryndam


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Across bay from Seward


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Approaching open sea from Seward. Note time - 11 PM - the sun has not set!


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Just before sunset (11:02 PM) south of Seward


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Sunset after midnight, south of Seward


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College Fjords from deck of Ryndam


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widest gacier >2 miles wide


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view of College Fjord glacier from our breakfast table aboard Ryndam


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College Fjords looking towards Prince William Sound


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Approaching Glacier Bay


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modern lighthouse (just two reflective signs, lit up at night)


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Approaching Glacier Bay


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Glacier Bay


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Glacier Bay, Johns Hopkins Glacier (advancing, not retreating)


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Johns Hopkins Glacier, Glacier Bay. Advances 8 feet / day, so lots of action :-)


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Glacier Bay


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Marjorie Glacier, Glacier Bay


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ice falling from Marjorie Glacier, Glacier Bay


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Marjorie Glacier, looking towards poorly named 'Mount Fairweather'


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Marjorie Glacier from our veranda


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ice falling off Marjorie Glacier, Glacier Bay


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Grand Pacific Glacier (2 miles wide and dirty), Glacier Bay


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bird perched on ice, Glacier Bay


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Glacier Bay


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Glacier Bay


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skulpted ice, Glacier Bay


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Looking over bow of Ryndam, Glacier Bay


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leaving Glacier Bay


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Mountains above Glacier Bay (they reach >10,000 feet)


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approacching Sitka


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island home, Sitka


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Mount Edgecumbe. Sitka


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Puffin, near Sitka


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Hawk on island near Sitka


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corals and starfish on shoreline of island near Sitka


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Bald Eagle nest


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startfish on shore of island near Sitka


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young Bald Eagles


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young Bald Eagles


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more of same island near Sitka


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young Bald Eagle, Mount Edgecumbe behind


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mountains above Sitka


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Seaotter nusery


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Bald Eagle menacing Sea otter nursery


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Arriving back in Sitka from excursion


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old lighthouse near Sitka


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Anne and Elle


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Arriving in Juneau


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our veranda


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Arriving in Juneau


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mural, downtown Juneau


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Ryndam and float planes, Juneau


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float plane, Juneau


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approaching Juneau Ice Fields


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Juneau Ice Fields


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Taku Glacier


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Taku Glacier ice breaking off


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Taku Glacier


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from tourist store window, Juneau


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Near Juneau


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Two humpback whales (unless mother and child, normally they don't travel together)


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humpback child spout


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Humpback mother and child


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Humpback mother with child


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Three humpbacks!


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This humpback is headed right at us!


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The whale dives right before it would have run into our boat


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Ketchikan


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tunnel, downtown Ketchikan


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Jan & Don


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houses and road built on steep slope, Ketchikan


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Approaching Misty Fjords National Park by floatplane


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Forest Service hut, Misty Fjords National Park


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lake still icy, Misty Fjords


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A few lakes, returning to Ketchikan


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Ketchikan


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Particularly dangerous place in Ketchikan


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Budiyono, our steward on board the Ryndam


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Vancouver Island


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Across from Vancouver Island


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wierd tidal currents Vancouver Sound


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wierd tidal currents Vancouver Sound


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Whirlpool (more wierd tidal currents Vancouver Sound)


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Vancouver Island


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Dolphin. Vancouver Sound


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Dolphin. Vancouver Sound


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North Vancouver


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Vancouver


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Arriving in Vancouver


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Vancouver Harbor


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Downtown Vancouver


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Arrival in Vancouver


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Downtown Vancouver from bow of Ryndam


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Hotel from Ryndam (we didn't have far to go!)


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Downtown Vancouver


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Ryndam


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Ryndam leaving with new passengers, our deluxe veranda was just to left of ones obscured by tree


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