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Alaska and Yukon

August 13, 2008

The bad weather really hit as it poured with rain all morning. It tapered off a little by mid-day so we ventured out around 1pm with the plan to stay out until late evening. The small group of people aboard this ship are all-weather nature lovers and not easily deterred. With an extra layer of…

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August 12, 2008

The weather report had predicted a storm overnight, but it blew by further out to sea. As the morning dawned, the bay as flat as glass, I was the first person up on deck to capture Kukak bay in the morning light. Again our little group of seven donned our hip waders and headed out…

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August 11, 2008

It was a highly uncomfortable night, due in large part to the ship’s horn blasting me from my sleep everytime we entered a fogbank. However, as dawn arrived we rounded Kodiak Island and the wild and rugged coastline, dotted with a few fishing settlements, came into view. Upon arrival in the port of Kodiak I…

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August 10, 2008

It rained all the way to Anchorage, and after hearing that the weather was better farther south, we continued on as far as Cooper Landing. Here we got a motel room, did laundry  dried out our gear and reorganized the FJ and sure enough the next day dawned mostly sunny. We continued on down the Cook…

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August 8, 2008

Mount McKinley popped out of the clouds for a few brief moments yesterday and I quickly captured its north peak from Polychrome Ridge. The ‘great one’ as it is referred to by locals, is not the most photogenic mountain, but gains its fame as being the highest mountain in North America. It is 20,320 feet…

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Kluane Lake

August 4, 2008

Yesterday was a long drive through muskeg, black spruce and lake areas bordering Kluane National Park. From Haines Junction to Tok on the Alaska Highway reminds me of taking the Drake Passage to Antarctica, lots of ‘heaves’! Kind of like riding at bad-mover while cross-cantering! We overnighted in Tok and gave ourselves the treat of…

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Teslin Bridge

August 3, 2008

We are now in Whitehorse at an internet cafe, and I am hurriedly pulling photos off my flash cards and uploading them basically ‘as is’. It is difficult for me to take the time to type and send photos, as I am constantly anxious to see what is around the next corner. We are now…

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Dease Lake

July 31, 2008

True North to Alaska… the journey begins! We are on our way, beginning a one month road trip to Northern BC, Yukon and Alaska. We have no itinerary other than a 5 day excursion via Kodiak Island into Katmai National Park to photograph the world’s largest land predator, the Grizzly Bears of Katmai. The first…

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