|One of many sea planes landing at the busy port of Vancouver, BC.|
|Vancouver is a beautiful place.|
|Before long we were out to sea. On The Inside Passage you are in sight of land most of the time.|
Sunset after a long day.
|It seemed like it took an hour for the sun to finally go down on the first day.|
After breakfast the gang plank was lowered and we took off looking for adventure.
After freakfast we boarded a small boat and headed for Mystic Fiord.
|Eagle in Mystic Fiord.|
|Volcanic spew; Mystic Fiord|
|Harbor seals on an Island in the fiord.|
The Orcas weren't even supposed to be here. However, as the climate warms and the ice melts they go farther north every year. On the Atlantic side of the arctic the Orcas have begun to feed on the narwhals, giving the Inuit natives some serious competition.
|Harbor seals showing off before being eaten by killer whales...|
|The guy on the left is more concerned about impressing the girls than he is about the killer whales. He may loose his head over a...never mind.|
|The glacier is calving or dropping icebergs in to the fiord.|
The train up to White Pass from Skagway.
|Look for the track near the top of the hill.|
|Old steam locomotive in Juneau.|
|The front of this building in Skagway is made of pieces of driftwood.|
|This is a 10X view of the previous photo.|
|The big fan on this locomotive is for blowing snow off the railroad track.|
I suggest you put your coat on for this part. You don't want to get a chill...
|I'd hate to fall in this salty water slush.|
That night, after leaving Glacier Bay, we traveled in relatively open water. The sea caused the ship to pitch and roll. The cabin was creaked much like the the sound of an old wooden boat in a movie. The sound of the water against the hull was audible each time the ship rose and fell. The constant movement and gentle sounds provided ideal sleeping conditions.
Next stop: Talkeetna and it's three rivers.