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August 2011

The Navigator – Regent Seven Seas

My final Alaska post (I think). The Regent Seven Seas Navigator was a great ship. It was our first time on the Regent Seven Seas line (albeit it is only our second cruise and our first in 20 years). It was smaller than most lines with only 490 passengers (vs 2000+). While 490 is far […]

Hubbard Glacier – panorama

This is an extra image from our first day at sea. This is a panorama I made from our balcony. I am glad I brought a tripod(s). To give you a perspective it is actually three shots at 35mm. Remember to enlarge your browser to full screen and click on the image to get the […]


We set out from Ketchikan for Vancouver at about 6pm on Monday evening and arrived at 6am Wednesday. It was 36 hours at sea. Here is our last Sunset in Alaska as we headed in to the Inside Passage. Tuesday started as normal with a nice breakfast. The rude awakening came when we came back […]


Today we visited Ketchikan. It is the oldest city in Alaska. It is the farthest south and the fourth largest at 14,000. I tried in vain to get on a bear watching expedition to Neets Bay or Prince of Wales Island but they were full (despite being expensive). We were already scheduled to go on […]


We decided to take a day off from excursions and just explore Skagway. Quite touristy but quaint. Most (if not all) of the buildings have been converted into T-shirt shops, bars or Jewelry stores (Tanzanite is a big seller, apparently). The locals like to assert their independence and in this case, the proprietors sided the […]