Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Yesterday's post was taken from a foot bridge which separates the bubbling brook from the retail shops in an area called Creek Street in Ketchican. This photo was taken from the brook or backside of this retail sector.

Monday, June 29, 2009


This bubbling brook was taken at the one of our port city visits, Ketchican. It was drizzling when we arrived and much to our surprise we learned that this city gets up to 30 feet of rain within a period of a year. We say much to our surprise as it was always sunny and warm during our previous three visits.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


A common Alaska scene.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


At early evening photo taken from the ship's deck of two islands surrounded by water.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Glacier 2

Whether its nature of climate change, glaciers do melt during the short warm summer months.
This is a close up of the melting that is taking place on one particular glacier. You will note the steady stream of water which is continually pouring into the ocean.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


One of Alaska's many glaciers. This particular one is located in Glacier National Park which is accessible only by boat.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


We have just completed our fourth cruise to Alaska and for those of you who have not had an opportunity to visit this beautiful state, we will post some random photos over the next few days.
Hope you are all having a great summer.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Over @ Out

The plume of smoke pertaining to yesterday's post has now been put to rest and is currently in a mop up stage.
We on the other hand are off to Alaska again. We shall catch up with you in just over a weeks time.
Take care of each other.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Our temperatures cooled substantially over night. During the latter part of the afternoon what appeared to be an insignificant number of clouds filled the sky. We were momentarily graced with a few sprinkles of rain, some flashes of lightning and a bit of thunder, the latter being somewhat abnormal for our area.
We were in the kitchen at approximately 5:00 p.m. when we noticed a plume of smoke rise
near the mountain top across the lake. Upon checking with the fire authorities we were informed that it had just been reported. Within minutes a rain cloud moved in and soaked the area for a short time.The ministry of forestry has confirmed that the fire was ignited by lightning which is presently being attacked by air tankers and helicopters.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

No Smoke

What a difference a day makes. Same photo as taken and submitted on June 4th less the smoke which was moved off by a welcome breeze.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Just sitting and waiting. Saw this at the mall parking lot, don't normally like to see animals in the rear of vehicles, but these two looked so cute the way they were synchronized.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


We have an aggressive forest fire located approximately 180 miles from Kelowna. It has been blazing for a couple of days and has expanded to 15,000 hectares at last report. The area is hot and dry in the vicinity of 100 degrees F. Its smoke arrived in the valley this morning. This photo taken from our deck shows it's intensity.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


This barge is transporting building materials used by contractors who are constructing boat docks along the shores of Okanagan Lake for homeowner's personal use.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


The day warrants a change of plan and we hit the shade of the walking trail instead of roaming around in the heat of the day.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Waking Trail

One of our favorite walking trails located just minutes from home is an interesting stroll throughout our four climatic seasons.