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Jul 10, 2019 22:21:04   #
katanamama (a regular here)
 
We just returned from two wonderful weeks in Alaska via ship traveling through the inside passage. The Fjords were beautiful. We also traveled by small boat through Tracey Arm to a glacier that was "calving" and we were surprised our ship followed us into the ice field as far as it did. The ice bergs floating on the water were covered with mama seals and their baby pups. We saw bears, mountain goats, bald eagles and rivers full of migrating salmon.

Took my first helicopter ride from Skagway over mountains with breathtaking scenery to a glacier where we hiked across the ice. The following day we took a different helicopter outside Juneau to a snow covered glacier where we met the most amazing sled dogs and their trainers who live and train on the glacier in the summer. Our team placed in last years Iditarod and pulled us in dog sleds over the glacier. Ketchikan was next with a ride in a sea plane older than we are to a remote lodge where we feasted on Alaskan crab the size of platters.

I found Qivuik yarn as well as yarn made from Artic Fox fur, which is softer than Qivuik and more expensive. I resisted buying, but it was amazing to touch.

Alaska is wild, breathtaking, beautiful and the people there are wonderful! Forget the Caribbean, Alaska is the trip of a lifetime.










 
Jul 10, 2019 22:24:52   #
Bobbie K
 
This is all so fabulous! I mean the fun & great photos!
Jul 10, 2019 22:33:06   #
MommaCrochet (a regular here)
 
Love the photos. Sounds like an amazing trip.
Tina
Jul 10, 2019 22:35:23   #
NYBev (a regular here)
 
We did the same cruise a few years ago. One of the best trips ever! The helicopter to the Glacier was amazing (even if we did have Dougie Hauser as a pilot). The inside passage was beautiful as were the icebergs near the glacier where the ship turned 360 degrees so everyone would have a good view of the glacier while they explained about the different of the glacier. Amazing trip.
Jul 10, 2019 22:51:21   #
Country Living
 
Beautiful.. glad you could go... go while you can.. we will just enjoy others experiences.. thanks for a great trip.. happy traveling
Jul 10, 2019 23:09:27   #
scottybearNSW (a regular here)
 
Beautiful photos.
 
Jul 10, 2019 23:13:20   #
Rag doll
 
This is our dream trip.
Jul 10, 2019 23:20:28   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
Amazing pics... thank you for sharing
Jul 10, 2019 23:30:17   #
yogandi (a regular here)
 
Looks like you had a great time! Nice pictures!
Jul 10, 2019 23:45:14   #
deshka (a regular here)
 
We did that cruise 9 years ago, had a great time. Now you know why I go to Alaska every chance i get, love it up there, so beautiful. Hope the fires get under control, the Swan Lake fire was only about 5 miles from our families cabin. I suggested they have that fire retardant sprayed on it and I would pay for it, said they would line it up if the fire got much closer. The glacier ice is so beautiful, I got some yarn about that color from Wooly Mammoth in Anchorage a couple years ago
Jul 10, 2019 23:59:55   #
blawler (a regular here)
 
You had an amazing trip!!! Thanks for sharing. Aloha... Bev
 
Jul 11, 2019 00:28:52   #
runflyski
 
Oh, How I would love to do this. Thank you for posting your pictures.
Jul 11, 2019 01:02:34   #
bettyirene (a regular here)
 
I've been before, but going again in May 2020, with hubby and four friends.
Jul 11, 2019 01:27:33   #
Bonnie7591 (a regular here)
 
Sounds like an amazing trip. I want to go there someday.
I saw qivuit yarn in Banff several years ago but couldn’t pay those “touristy” prices, I came home & searched the Internet & found a place in Quebec that sells it much more reasonable. PM me if you would like me to look it up for you.
Jul 11, 2019 02:09:25   #
GardenGirl (a regular here)
 
Sounds like a terrific adventure!
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