USA, Canada & Alaska Cruise 2013

 
11-7-2013 Perth to Sydney 11-7-2013 Sydney to Los Angeles, CA 12-7-2013 Los Angeles CA to Fresno, CA
13-7-2013 Fresno CA to Rancho Cordova, CA 14-7-2013 Rancho Cordova CA to Santa Rosa CA 15-7-2013 Santa Rosa CA to Fort Bragg CA
16-7-2013 Bragg CA to Eureka CA 17-7-2013 Eureka CA to Klamath Falls OR 18-7-2013 Klamath Falls Or to Eugene OR
19-7-2013 Eugene OR to Portland OR 20-7-2013 Portland Or to Seattle WA 22-7-2013 Seattle WA to Sea
23-7-2013  At Sea 24-2-2013 At Sea to Ketchikan 25-7-2013 Ketchikan AK to Juneau AK
26-7-2013 Juneau AK to Skagway AK 27-7-2013 Skagway AK to Glacier Bay AK 28-7-2013 Glacier Bay AK to College Fiord AK
28-7-2013 College Fiord AK to Whittier AK 29-7-2013 Whittier AK to Anchorage AK 29-7-2013 Anchorage AK to Whittier AK
30-7-2013 Whittier AK to Yakutat Bay AK 31-7-3013 Yakutat Bay AK to Glacier Bay AK 1-8-2013 Glacier Bay AK to Skagway AK
2-8-2013 Skagway AK to Juneau AK 3-8-2013 Juneau AK to Ketchikan AK 3-8-2013 Ketchikan AK to At Sea
5-8-2013 At Sea to Vancouver BC 7-8-2013 Vancouver BC to Los Angeles CA 8-8-2013 Los Angeles CA to Las Vegas NV
11-8-2013 Las Vegas NV to Los Angeles CA 11-8-2013 Los Angeles CA to Sydney 13-8-2013 Sydney to Perth
           
 
 

Our first stop (& photo) Accom at 'La Quinta' & our brand new 'Chrysler 200' Fresno, California, 100c today.

Merced, California on the '99', nice and tidy town

 

Vodka $11.00, Mr & Mrs 'T's $4.00, Lime 20c - beautiful..!

'Vacaville Premium Outlets' on the '80' near Sacramento,   I even bought some clothes..!

 

Town of Napa - Napa Valley - nice place

 

Enjoying the famous 'Clam Chowder', Spud Point, Bodega Bay on the '1' (Pacific Highway)

 

They make the nice chowder here..!!!

 

Storm damage to cliff dwellings near Bodega

 

Historic Point Arena Lighthouse, California

 

Historic Point Arena Lighthouse, California

 

Creepy Trees near Point Arena

 

Historic 'Skunk Train', Fort Bragg, California

 

2500 year old Californian Redwood, Fort Bragg, California

 

Fort Bragg, California

 

Historic 'Skunk Train', Fort Bragg, California

 

Historic 'Skunk Train', Fort Bragg, California

 

'Glass Beach', Fort Bragg, California

 

Mighty Redwoods, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California - Wonderful.!

 

Mighty Redwoods, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - Wonderful.!

 

Me driving thru the 'Chandelier Tree, Leggett, California

 

Leggett,  California

 

Leggett, California

 

Samoa Beach,  Humboldt Bay, California   Lovely beaches here

 

'Carson Mansion' - (Ingomar Club). Eureka, Humboldt Bay, California,  Fantastic old buildings here

 

Eureka, Humboldt Bay

 

Rear Wall of the 'Arkley Centre for Performing Arts. Eureka, Humboldt Bay

 

Middle Folk Smith River, on the '199', California

 

Linda & the California/Oregon State border on the '199', 'Gateway State Wayside'near 'Trapper Gulch'

 

Modern Pursuit Vehicle..?  on the '199', O'Brien, Oregon

 

Oldest Historic covered bridge, off the '199', near Jackson, Oregon

 

Those clouds are actually bugs!  Leaving Klamath Falls heading North, Oregon

 

Douglas Fur Country near Crater Lake, Oregon

 

Douglas Fur Country near Crater Lake, Oregon

 

Crater Lake, Oregon

 

Crater Lake, Oregon

 

Linda wouldn't believe this was snow,  She does now.!, Crator Lake, Oregon

 

The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, or Castle, Eugene, Oregon

 

GO By TRAIN..!. Portland, Oregon

 

Just inside Vancouver, Washington State, USA

 

Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington Bridge, USA

 

And Back to Oregon again, Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington, Bridge, USA

 

Seaside, Oregon - Sea - Sand & Fog

 

Sand Sculptures and artist, Seaside, Oregon - Nice Place..!

 

Another Bridge over from Oregon to Washington State

 

Over the Bridge to Washington State

 

And here we are in Washington State

 

Looking back at huge bridge & Oregon State

 

Lunchtime in Southpoint, Washington State, USA

 

Lunchtime in Southpoint, Washington State

 

Lunchtime in Southpoint, Washington State

 

Southpoint, (Willapa Bay) Washington State

 

Now in Seattle, Washington State

 

Foggy Seattle, Washington State, USA

 

Seattle, Washington State, USA

 

Seattle, Washington State, USA

 

Seattle, Washington State, USA

 

The Famous Markets, Seattle, Washington State - getting busy

 

The Famous Markets (yummy stuff here) , Seattle, Washington State

 

Now warm & sunny, The Famous Markets, Seattle, Washington State

 

Performers at the famous Markets, Seattle, Washington State

 

Walking along the 'Alaskan Way', Seattle, Washington

 

Walking along the 'Alaskan Way', Seattle, Washington

 

Alternate view of the 'Space needle', Walking along the 'Alaskan Way', Seattle, Washington

 

Walking along the 'Alaskan Way', Seattle, Washington

                     

 

Walking along the 'Alaskan Way', Seattle, Washington

 

Walking along the 'Alaskan Way', Seattle, Washington

 

           Next Morning, A foggy 'Seattle Space Needle',  a quick bus stop enroute to Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Our very (bloody.!) quick bus from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Finally on board the 'Island Princess', at 'Canada Place', Vancouver

 

View of Vancouver from the 'Island Princess'

 

 'The Sanctuary' - (Have to pay to use it..!) 'Island Princess'

 

 Lotus pool, Deck 14, 'Island Princess'

 

Departing Canada Place Passenger Terminal, Vancouver from 'Island Princess' Yehaa!

 

 Just cleared this 'Lions Gate Bridge', Vancouver', 'Island Princess'

 

 'Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

Straits of Georgia near Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

Lido Deck 14

 

A Fellow Traveller, - 'Disney Wonder' - the horn is the Disney song (When you wish etc) - comical.!

 

A lovely day followed by a wonderful sunset, Queen Charlotte Strait, Near Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

Entering the Port & Town of Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

 

A damp Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

 

Ketchikan is renowned as being a wet place

 

Ketchikan, Alaska

 

Possibly need these later, Ketchikan, Alaska

 

Locals fishing of this bridge, Ketchikan, Alaska

 

And catching plenty of Salmon, Ketchikan, Alaska

 

Old bordello's and houses of ill repute, Creek Street Ketchikan, Alaska

 

Bucket loads of Salmon in this creek, Ketchikan, Alaska

 

Chief Kyan Totem Pole, Ketchikan, Alaska

 

A funny 'Lumberjack Show', Ketchikan, Alaska

 

Somewhere after leaving Ketchikan, Alaska

 

More Hump Back Whales

 

From down low after leaving Ketchikan, Alaska

 

From down low after leaving Ketchikan, Alaska

 

Entering a huge fogbank, ruining evening whale & Orca watching, Alaska

 

The dreaded fog, Alaska

 

Juneau, Alaska, USA  (The State Capital)

 

Juneau, Alaska, USA

 

First order of business - Facebook' - 'Juneau, Alaska

 

Juneau, Alaska, USA

 

Juneau, Alaska, USA

Juneau, Alaska, USA

 

Juneau, Alaska, USA

 

Another old house of 'ill repute', Juneau, Alaska

 

Meet the locals, Juneau, Alaska

 

Our 'tub', Juneau, Alaska

 

Juneau, Alaska

 

Juneau, Alaska

 

Skagway, Alaska, a cool 'old Frontier town' that really know how to rip off Tourists

 

Skagways famous house of ill repute', Alaska

 

Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

Skagway, Alaska

 

As usual Cruise Ships and passengers everywhere, Skagway, Alaska

 

From Downtown Skagway, Alaska

 

More Ships, Skagway, Alaska

 

Around Skagway, Alaska

 

Taiya Inlet,  Skagway, Alaska

 

Local interlander Taiya Inlet, Skagway, Alaska

 

Skagway, Alaska

 

Rockart (cruiseship visits of old)   Skagway, Alaska

 

Our Cabin 'Island Princess', Skagway, Alaska

 

And more ships, Skagway, Alaska

 

The Famous 'White Pass' Train, Skagway, Alaska

 

Looking down 'Taiya Inlet' Skagway, Alaska

 

Lido Deck 14, Island Princess,  Skagway, Alaska

 

Margerie Glacier (Tidewater) Tarr Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska

 

Margerie Glacier (Tidewater) Tarr Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska

 

Margerie Glacier (Tidewater)  ('CARVING) Tarr Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska

 

Some Humpback tail slapping, Glacier Bay, Alaska

 

Bald Eagle hitching a ride,  Glacier Bay, Alaska

 

Johns Hopkins Glacier, (Tidewater) Johns Hopkins Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska

 

Lamplugh Glacier (Tidewater) Johns Hopkins Inlet, NOTE the small broken chunk out on the L/H side

 

Lamplugh Glacier - NOTE the small chunk  - how big are those pieces..?

 

ANSWER - That big..! - Lamplugh Glacier (Tidewater) Johns Hopkins Inlet

 

Reid Glacier (Tidewater) Johns Hopkins Inlet,  Glacier Bay, Alaska

 

Reid Glacier (Tidewater) Johns Hopkins Inlet,  Glacier Bay, Alaska

 

Sea Otters everywhere,   Glacier Bay, Alaska

 

Sea Otters everywhere,   Glacier Bay, Alaska

 

Mighty Glaciers here, the Next Day - College Fiord, L to R Vassar, Bryn Mawn, Smith (Sisters)  & Harvard

 

Harvard Glacier, College Fiord, Alaska

 

College Fiord,  Alaska - Beautiful Place

 

About 9.30pm Cruising past Malaspina Glacier,  Alaska

 

Deck 6 Casino - 'Island Princess',

 

Black Bear, near Whittier, Alaska

 

Alaskan Bison, near Whittier, Alaska

 

The prehistoric 'Muskox', near Whittier, Alaska

  Elk, near Whittier, Alaska

 

Moose, near Whittier, Alaska

 

Porcupine, near Whittier, Alaska

 

Lynx, near Whittier, Alaska

 

Bald Eagle, near Whittier, Alaska

 

Hoary Marmots (Living under the Gondola Terminus) , Mt Roberts, Alaska

 

Linda, atop Mt Roberts, Alaska

 

Bear Encounter, Mt Roberts, Alaska

 

Anchorage, Alaska

   

Anchorage, Alaska

 

Anchorage, Alaska

 

'Island Princess', Whittier, Alaska

 

Whittier, Alaska

 

Departing Whittier, Alaska - Thats a glacier above it.. Alaska has approx 100,000 Glaciers

 

Big peaks around here - 15000' plus, -near Yakutat Bay, Alaska

 

Yakutat Bay, Alaska

 

Champagne Fountain. 'Island Princess', out of Yakutat Bay, Alaska

 
Holland America's 'Zuirdam' next to Lamplugh Glacier   Holland America's 'Zuirdam' next to Lamplugh Glacier
Old Snow clearing Loco with big fan,  - Back in Skagway again   Guy pulling a large Salmon from a waterhole, Skagway
 

Rear end of the 'Golden Princess' from our Ship - Skagway   The old Russian Orthodox Church, Back in a now Sunny Juneau again

Genuine Eskino artifacts..!! (?)  - Back in Juneau again   A great find for Linda - Back in Juneau again
 
Some 'T Shirt' humour - Back in Juneau again   Some 'T Shirt' humour - Back in Juneau again
 
Some 'Must Have' souvenirs- Back in Juneau again    The average town shopping vehicle around here  - Back in Juneau again
 Seaplanes are the most common transport in these parts- Back in Juneau again    Inside the 'Red Dog Saloon'- Back in Juneau again
 

Inside the 'Red Dog Saloon'- Back in Juneau again

  'Huge (and yummy) Halibut''- Back in Juneau again
 
More 'T Shirt' humour - Back in Ketchikan again  

Some Disney humour  on the 'Disney Wonder' - Back in Ketchikan again

 
Salmon in the Creek Street- Back in Ketchikan again   Back lane of 'Creek Street'- Back in Ketchikan again
 
Nice Z28 Camaro's- Back in Ketchikan again   Nice Z28 Camaro's- Back in Ketchikan again
 
Brent & the locals- Back in Ketchikan again   Puffins, near Ketchikan
 
Pod of Orca's, near Ketchikan   'Last night' drinks on the promenade - 'Island Princess'
 
Genuine Totems in the beautiful Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   Shopping the the 'Gastown District' , Vancouver, Canada
 
Vancouver, Canada   Back at Crazy LAX Airport - it actually works very well..!
 
Ivanpah Solar/Steam Turbine Power Facility, near Vegas, 392 megawatts -  170,000 heliostat mirrors   Last Hotel for me to be the 'Bell-hop', Vegas, Nevada
 
The amazing Hoover Dam   Hoover DamArea
 
Mike O'Callaghan bridge whilst driving over the Hoover Dam, I was just walking there..!   And back again
 
Historic Boulder City - Nice..! even in 107 degrees   Boulder City - great street sculptures around here
 
Cellular Towers disguised as Palm Trees - Las Vegas   Fabulous Las Vegas (Venice/'Venetian' Area obviously)
 
Amazing Motor-Bike in one of the Casino's   Joshua Trees at Red Rock Canyon, near Las Vegas
 
Fabulous Las Vegas (New York, New York Area)   Linda and friend MGM Grand - Lunch in the 'Rainforest cafe'
 
Fabulous Las Vegas   Our Chevy Rental at the Factory Outlets near Barstow, California
 
Our Chevy Rental at the Factory Outlets near Barstow, California   The old Calico Ghost Town - Silver Mine, California
 
Gotta Love Qantas Business Class - we highly recommend it..!   Yay - Aussie Shores again - Mascot & Sydney  - 5hrs 10mins yet to go for Perth
 
Car Route LA to Seattle then LA to Las Vegas   Ship Route Vancouver to Whittier (& then Back again) Total  (5507.8 KM's)
     
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