North America · 10 Days · 32 Moments · July 2018

Martin trip to Alaska 2018


4 August 2018

Having lunch at Stanley Park, Vancouver BC. On our way home from a delightful family celebration week.

3 August 2018

Sailing on open water this morning.

2 August 2018

Lunch and beers in Ketchikan.
Katie, Kristen and I went to the fish hatchery. We saw mini salmon in large yanks and large salmon in the Ketchikan Creek.
Docking in Ketchikan

1 August 2018

Dinner celebration at the Pinnacle Grill
Katie and I hiked the first part of the Chilkoot Trail. We rafted back down the river.
Our day at Glacier Bay National Park was cold. We had a good day looking at multiple glaciers and snow capped mountains. We could see many mountains that had low brush and sparse pine trees.

31 July 2018

The coral mushroom we saw while hiking
The devilโ€™s club plant has medicinal purpose to the local Indians. It is covered in prickers. They are also on the under side of the leaves. The sap inside of the stem will soothe wounds and is made into a salve .

30 July 2018

Katie and Sabrina and Lindsay saw a bear on the Nugget Falls trail.
Mendenhall glacier
Exploring at the Mendenhall glacier.
Family fun and exploring at the Mendenhall glacier
We went by bus to the Mendenhall glacier. We saw mountain hosted way up on the mountains. We saw many bald eagles near the water. Their favorite food is salmon and they are here to spawn this time of year.
Whale watching in Juneau. We saw 6 different whales and one named Sophie twice. The naturalist can recognize the different whales by the pattern of their tail or fluke.
Our arrival at Juneau. Beautiful day. Sunny and 75
Early morning on day 2. The sun is shining and it is a little warmer today.

29 July 2018

Early morning on our first day at sea.

28 July 2018

Dinner in the main dining room on our first cruise night. We have had a good time exploring the ship.
We are on the ship and having our first meal. Waiting for my beer. Alaskan Husky IPA may be my go to for this trip.

27 July 2018

Happy birthday MC๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆgreat dinner at TUC
Carter and Jake in their glory
Beer at the Tap Room near water park on the harbour
Ticketing to go to Granville Idland in the train
Fun in the water st Granville Island.
Water taxi to Granville Idland
Morning in Vancouver
Finally arrived in Vancouver at 11:00 PM. In bed about 12:30. Up this morning before 0630 drinking coffee with MC.

26 July 2018

Delayed by thunderstorms in Toronto. Late getting in due to delay from same storms. Pilot has also been delayed. Original flight was at 6PM still waiting at 8:15.
I met up with Katie at the LaGuardia airport. We had pizza and beer. Nice to catch up before we meet up with the rest of the family.