Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Watery Wednesday,,

These a few of my pic's from a cruise to Alaska we took a few years ago. LOL, we saw a lot of water on the cruise and I thought it would be appropriate for Watery Wednesday. Our cruise included cruising Glacier Bay which is a national park, Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan. While cruising the Glacier Bay a park naturalist boarded our cruiseship to talk with the passengers and answer any questions.


Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska



When we reached Juneau my son and I took a city tour which included the Meadenhall Glacier, a Salmon fishery, and a neat garden. The Meadenhall Glacier was wonderful and you can see signs of the glacier melting and receeding. A section of the glacier looked like a waterfall. I am not sure how often this happen but the whole time we were in Alaska the temps were in the 90's.  We had great weather.


The Meadenhall Glacier







This Eagle greeted us at the Juneau pier when our ship docked, I think it knew I was coming and that I love Eagles.








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Thanks for looking at my pictures and my blog. A special thanks to the hosts who put Watery Wednesday together for all of us to enjoy.

37 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

The colour of the water in your first shot is unbelievable. But it looks pretty cold!

Regina said...

Beautiful Alaska.
Great scenes and lovely shots.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful views of the mountains from the water. This has got to be one of the world's most spectacular cruises.

maryt/theteach said...

Alaska is a beautiful state! :)

Tulip said...

what an icy place, love the falls and the beautiful scenery.

Allison said...

It's looks like you had good weather for your cruise too! When my family and I were in Juneau it rained up until like 6:00, but then we were able to go up on top of Mt. Roberts. It was so beautiful!

J said...

Stunning!

christina said...

Thank for passing by!

You show us amazing photos!! Thanks!

Pam said...

Hi Elaine, you captured some amazing photos of Alaska. My sister was there a few years ago and loved it.
Thanks for stopping by,
Pam :)

Terry said...

How beautiful your pictures are. We have been thinking of a cruise to Alaska.....I just think I would enjoy someplace that gets over 90 degrees better, but Hubs likes it cooler than I do so who knows...

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Your beautiful photos of Alaska bring back memories of my visit there about a decade ago ... just lovely!
Hugs and blessings,

NatureFootstep said...

I jumped at your first image. One of the best images i´ve seen.
Congrats to it. :)

Maggie May said...

Ooooh, I like these scenes. Alaska! I think I would rather visit a cold country than one that was too hot!
Lovely to be so close to that eagle.

Sallie (fulltime-life) said...

Oh beautiful! Alaska is such a big white blank space on our map of states where we've been. We really want to go there, not sure if we want to go on a cruise or try to take the RV. Hope we can do it one way or the other sometime.

Meantime, your pictures are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life)

Kilauea Poetry said...

These are beautiful..I have cousins in Anchorage. The last time I visited was back in 1970! We camped out (family) with my parents (S. Calif) and dad's sister's family (from San Diego). We drove all the way..was a blast & very memorable.
The photos here look so intense..sounds like you had a great time with your family..and that Eagle-how nice! Hey, thanks for the stopping by with the B Day wishes too-

Ebie said...

I love the mountains and Alaska is so beautiful!

Lantaw said...

Alaska is a dream destination of mine, there you can see nature at its best. Thanks for sharing the photos

kden said...

Oh, how lucky you are so have been there. Your shots are wonderful.

Carletta said...

Alaska has always been on my bucket list. Your photos tell me I should definitely keep it on my list.
Lovely images! The eagle would have been icing on the cake for me. :)

r-yo said...

this is one dream destination for. i hope one day i could visit it.

Gattina said...

What a beautiful landscape !!

hip chick said...

What a beautiful place. I would love to go there some day.

Gunilla said...

Fantastic places you have visiting it´s only something that I can dream of.
Great shots.

Gunilla in Sweden

bettyl said...

Those are wonderful photos! I hope to get to take an Alaskan cruise some day!

Kirigalpoththa said...

wow! beautiful place!

Mar said...

Amazing photos! The eagle is beautiful.

FYI - I've changed my blog title (it is no longer Beautiful Creation) and added 2 more blogs. My link will take you to all three.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. What a pretty place!

Evita said...

Nice photos and thank you for sharing!

I still think in the back of my head about a cruise to Alaska one day. I am not one for cold, but something tells me this would be so worth it!

Frank said...

The Meadenhall Glacier is extraordinary.
Thanks for visiting and lewaving me a comment at Tampa DP. Visit often.

Love your post!

Norm said...

wow! perfect photos, your tour is more exciting, I like the place, beautiful landscape...

Graffiti said...

these are mazing photos! wish to visit Alaska in the future..take care always

dAwN said...

Wow! I cant wait to get to Alaska. We plan on being there from May to Sept in 2011 .
Awesome pics...hope the glaciers will still be there.

Maria Berg said...

It most be fantastic light when you go traveling to Alaska. My friend was working In Greenland and It was so fantastic to see all her photos, MB

eva said...

wow! what a beautiful picture. i bet you enjoyed your cruise. =)

Kitty said...

Fabulous! That eagle is just the icing on the cake :)

Della said...

Wow, great place!

Linnea W said...

Wow! Looks like you had fantastic weather for that part of the cruise. Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing them...now I want to take a cruise!

diane said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful land. We hope to go there next year.Any tips?