The Living Journey


Cienfuegos, Cuba

One of many composite images evoking memories of a visit to Cuba – on the street in Cienfuegos, Cuba
 
Cuba. The name evokes numerous mental images and memories – rum, cigars, music, Hemingway,

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Posted by Rich E.
January 17, 2018

Sitka, Our Last Stop in Alaska

Today was to be our last day in Sitka and, in fact, Alaska. After over one month here we are going to turn and head south, stopping in a few places in British Columbia. Finally rousing ourselves near noon,

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Posted by Marcy P.
January 9, 2018

Hubbard Glacier, Yakutat, Alaska

From Yakutat Bay we sailed into Disenchantment Bay to approach the Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in Alaska (the tidewater edge is up to 400 feet /122 meters tall) – to reach the face of the glacier we sailed to the right of Haenke Island,

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Posted by Rich E.
December 27, 2017

Whale Watching at Point Adolphus

Once everyone was gathered together, we walked through the little village of Icy Strait Point to the dock where the whale watching boat was waiting.
The skies had cleared for our 30 minute trip to Point Adolphus where the humpbacks gather to feed in the summer. 

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Posted by Marcy P.
December 19, 2017

Mendenhall Ice Cave, Juneau, Alaska

As we hiked up from the beach of Mendenhall Lake, Mendenhall Glacier came into view
 
After we beached our canoes near the Lake Mendenhall tidewater entrance of the Mendenhall Glacier, we put on hard hats and packed up our ice spikes and headed out across the glacial moraine toward the retreating ice edge of the glacier. 

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Posted by Rich E.
December 13, 2017

White Pass Railway, Skagway, Alaska

This morning the wake-up call came very early – 5:30 for a 6:10 meet time. We took the tender into Haines and transferred to a high-speed ferry that whisked us across the sound to Skagway.
Once there, we waited a few minutes before boarding the refurbished railcars of the White Pass &

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Posted by Marcy P.
December 5, 2017

Exploring Mendenhall Glacier

This morning we decided to take the tour to Mendenhall Glacier, the one locals refer to as the “drive up glacier” since it is so close to town. It is fed by the 1500 square mile Juneau Icefield, which is a remnant of the last ice age.

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Posted by Marcy P.
November 29, 2017

Bears and Eagles at Anan Creek

As might be expected, there were lots of photo ops and many pictures taken – too many for one installment. After hiking for about 35 minutes we reached the platform. We were encouraged to sign up for the “photo blind”

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Posted by Marcy P.
November 21, 2017

Anan Creek Bear Watching

After a quick lunch, we met up with 18 other residents who were lucky enough to get the chance to go to Anan Creek.  A friend had told us about this months ago as a not-to-be-missed experience in Alaska.

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Posted by Marcy P.
November 8, 2017

Exploring Ketchikan, Alaska

Cruising the Canadian Fjords
 
We spent two days cruising through the Canadian fjords on the west edge of British Columbia as we made our way up to Alaska. We passed hundreds of miles of pristine waterfront, but we didn’t pass much civilization,

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Posted by Michael F.
October 31, 2017