Archive for the 'Travel' Category

Homeward: Anchorage and Vancouver

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005 | 16:55

The previous entry is Denali part two. June 11, June 12 In Anchorage, we said good-bye to Tour 21. We’d later bump into people from the tour at the airport — … Continue reading »

Denali II

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005 | 15:16

The previous entry is Denali part one. June 10 One of the stories Judith told us on the long bus ride down from Prudhoe Bay was about the time she flew on … Continue reading »

Denali I

Monday, June 27th, 2005 | 21:39

The previous post was the Dalton Highway and the Yukon. June 9 We ate breakfast — a buffet — at the hotel in Fairbanks. After the somewhat limited dining choices over … Continue reading »

The Dalton Highway: Yukon

Sunday, June 26th, 2005 | 20:12

The previous entry is the Dalton Highway and Coldfoot. June 8 We were still above the Arctic Circle, so it was bright daylight when we left Coldfoot to travel the remainder of … Continue reading »

The Dalton Highway: Coldfoot

Sunday, June 26th, 2005 | 11:40

The previous entry is Prudhoe Bay. June 7 At that time of year, you can only tell whether it’s early or late in Prudhoe Bay by looking at the clock. The … Continue reading »

Prudhoe Bay

Friday, June 24th, 2005 | 20:57

The previous entry is Seward and Fairbanks. June 6 Prudhoe Bay and the town of Dead Horse are at the far end of the Alaskan road system, some 250 miles of gravel … Continue reading »

Landfall: Seward and Anchorage

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005 | 15:38

The previous entry is Hubbard Glacier. June 5 Debarkation was at 6AM. We actually had been scheduled to leave closer to noon, but opted for this earlier time. The noon … Continue reading »

Hubbard Glacier

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005 | 09:15

The previous entry is Sitka. June 4 For the Skagway glacier paddling excursion, the tour guide noted that there’s one ultimate answer to any question about why something is the way it … Continue reading »


Tuesday, June 21st, 2005 | 20:27

The previous entry is Skagway. June 3 In retrospect, Sitka was the first time we went explicitly looking for wildlife rather than geological formations and coincidentally coming across wildlife. The Sitka … Continue reading »


Monday, June 20th, 2005 | 20:35

The previous entry is Juneau. June 2 Skagway was where I saw how important that extra stop or two on the 80-200mm f/2.8 lens is worth: when you’re on a pitching boat … Continue reading »