Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Little Or No Internet Service

Right now we are in Stewart BC and have very bad internet. I have a lot to post for the last week so stay tuned. Probably won't be able to update for another 3-4 days.

I can say that we are having a great time and seeing soooo much.

Thanks Jack.....Alaska is all you said it was and more. You have to do it again, but from the road this time.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

A Night Back In Tok, Alaska

It's about 8:15 am and it has been raining all night. It started yesterday afternoon about an hour after I finished washing the coach and the car. It never fails!!!!!
 At least the fog is lifting and we are on our way to Tok.
 Stopped on the way to take somke shots of the waterfalls.

 Then we cruise through the pass.
 And stop at the site of a railroad tunnel.
 Hand carved but never completed.
 A boy and his dog.
 The tunnel does pass through the mountain.

 You can just make out where the trail was.
 Continuing on
 We run by a lot of these small mom and pop stores, but most of them are for sale or abandoned.
 We ran into more road repair then this stretch of smooth new road.
This is one of those empty stores. We also spotted another car off the road in the ditch. Looked like it has been there for a while. Not able to get any pictures of the cars because you only spot them as you pass by.
 Some of the trees are starting to show color.
 Just over 200 miles and we are at our destination.
 If you top off your fuel tank, you get a free car wash. I just did a quick rinse because we have another long drive tomorrow and more rough roads.It's tough trying to keep the vehicles clean, especially the coach. 
 All cleaned up and ready for travel tomorrow to Destruction Bay in the Yukon.
The group is having pizza tonight.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Valdez, A Three Night Stop

Camp Valdez with a view, that's us on the right.
It looks like someone had pet rabbits here at one time because there are rabbits everywhere. There are black ones and light tan ones, and some that look like they are wild.

This is the center of Valdez, not much going on unless you fish a lot.
The mariner is pretty big and has a selection of different size boats.

A couple of fishermen where hanging their catch for the day.
We had a tour boat ride today but I didn't go due to a muscle spasm in my back.....bummer. 
Joyce did go and took over 200 pictures.
The day started off with a light fog as they leave the harbor.
Eagle looking for breakfast.
Bridal falls
Getting under way for the coast.

Everyone on the lookout for sea life.
The fishermen are already out.
Not enough room for everyone 
These guys are enjoying the morning sun.
The iceburgs are getting larger.
Another one up ahead.
And they are large enough for the birds to jump aboard.

 More of the same.
 These are puffin
 Some of the views.

 Sea Otter 
 Good morning!
 Calm waters
 A fishing boat with his nets out.

 More ice 
The seals are surfing on these.

 This is where it's all coming from.
 Large sections were breaking off and falling into the water.

 Different shots of the same

 These guys got a bus ride.

Time to head out.
 This is a shot of jelly fish along the side of the ship.
 Can you see them?
 What's that on the rocks?
 Young male seals

 This guy must be lost.

 Time to move on
 Caves along the shoreline ready to be explored.
 Time to head back home.
 That's the end of the 800 mile pipeline.
 So after nine hours, lunch and dinner, we are back in the port of Valdez.
We hope you enjoyed the cruise. Tomorrow we have a 258 mile trip back to the town of Tok.