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Land & Sea 2011:
Eagles and Salmon and Bears, Oh My!
Skagway & Haines, Alaska
by Phil & Carol Swartz Holiday Cruises of Tallahassee
Big Momma bear in Haines river
Today is the eighth day of our alaska
adventure. We arrived in Skagway early this morning and after a hardy breakfast on board the ship, we set off to visit the 'big city' of Skagway. Not really, the biggest t... Read More
Phil & Carol Swartz's alaska
Land & Sea 2011: Alaska's Glaciers
Along with mountains and wildlife, glaciers are one of the main reasons so many people want to visit Alaska. On this trip to Alaska, we spend two days concentrating on glaciers. The first of the two days was in Yakutat Bay, home of Hubbard Glacier. The second day was spent in Glacier Bay.
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Phil & Carol Swartz alaska
Land & Sea 2011: Whales, Sea Lions & Otters
Phil & Carol ready to board the alaska
One of the best ways to see the vastness of alaska
is to travel by train. The alaska
Railroad runs from Fairbanks in the North through Denali National Park, down to Anchorage and finally to Seward in the South - in all the travel time... Read More
Alaska Land & Sea 2011
Dall Sheep against the blue sky
Of all the National Parks in the USA, alaska
has the five largest including Denali National Park - one that is somewhat larger than the state of Massachusetts. This morning we divided into two groups - those that wanted high adventure and those wanting a more sedate morning. One of those wanting hi... Read More
Alaska Land & Sea 2011 with Phil & Carol Swartz
White water rafting on the Nenana River
The road from Fairbanks to Denali leads you from the interior of alaska
into the mountains of the alaska
range, from an arid climate (Fairbanks gets less rain per year than Phoenix) to an area that gets massive snowfall each year, from a city complete with red lights and everything to an area that completely shuts do... Read More
Alaska Land & Sea 2011
On this two week alaska
adventure, Carol and I will be traveling with some very special people including my brother Dave, his son Matt and daughter Angie, and Angie's husband Josh. We'll fly to Fairbanks, alaska
and work our way south through Denali National Park and Anchorage before boarding our ship, the Coral Princess, in the small port town of Whittier.
From there we'll sail to Hubbard Glacier in Yakut... Read More