December Greetings

By: Proserpina, 2:19 PM GMT on December 01, 2016






I believe my neighbors are preparing for Christmas and their grand entrance to my neighborhood. Whoever these people are, have not moved in yet. I have only caught a glimpse of them and of course their mailbox is ready to receive Christmas mail at their new house! I call this little fellow 'The Bareback Rider'.

Updated: 8:07 PM GMT on December 03, 2016

Alaska cruise, part 5, Mendenhall Glacier

By: Proserpina, 6:28 PM GMT on October 23, 2016





PART V

MENDENHALL GLACIER

Juneau’s Whale watching was one of the highlights of the Alaska Cruise, but there are many highlights in Juneau such as the Mendenhall Glacier.

The Mendenhall Glacier is one of 37 glaciers that flow down from Juneau’s 1500 square mile ice field. The glacier stretches some 13.5 miles and flows right down to the valley floor, ending in Mendenhall Lake.

The glacier reach...

Updated: 11:31 PM GMT on November 23, 2016

Part IV, KETCHIKAN

By: Proserpina, 11:38 PM GMT on October 02, 2016

Part IV-a

Ketchikan, 'Misty Fjords'

Ketchikan goes by many names, Alaska's First City, The Gateway City, Salmon Capitol of the World, Rainfall Capital of the U.S.A. and is the fourth wettest place on earth! Yes, 162 inches of rain a year falls on Ketchikan. There are positives to so much rain as the area has the world's most impressive stands of old growth temperate rainforest.

Kechikan is also the center for the native culture of t...

Updated: 11:17 PM GMT on October 21, 2016

Alaska Cruising - Skagway and the 'Railroad to Hell!'

By: Proserpina, 3:56 PM GMT on September 19, 2016

Part III

Skagway and “… a Railroad to Hell”



Skagway is located in the northern tip of Alaska’s Inside Passage. It is here where one boards the railway carriages for a fascinating and heart stopping ride on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad. The town itself is a complex of buildings that have been authentically restored to their hey-day of a hundred years ago. The town celebrates its glory days of the Klondike Gold Rush. Besi...

Updated: 2:53 PM GMT on September 30, 2016

Alaska Cruising, Part II

By: Proserpina, 10:21 PM GMT on August 30, 2016

Alaska Cruise, Part II

-- Our National Parks , 1901, page 56.
"Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature's darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while c...

Updated: 1:21 PM GMT on September 17, 2016

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