“The only cities were of ice, bergs with cores of beryl, blue gems within white gems, that some said gave off an odor of almonds.” Annie Proulx – The Shipping News Tracy Arm, Alaska
Tracy Arm is a fjord in Alaska near Juneau, located adjacent to Stephens Passage within the Tongass National Forest. Tracy Arm is the heart of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, designated by the United States Congress in 1980.
“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. The finest of the glacier meadow … More Alaska – The Passage
“The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.” Kahlil Gibran
“It was a grey day, that least fleshly of all weathers; a day of dreams and far hopes and clear visions. It was a day easily associated with those abstract truths and purities that dissolve in the sunshine or fade out in mocking laughter by the light of the moon. The trees and clouds were … More Grey Days
The Glacier Bay Pilot Boat on the way out to MS Zuiderdam at dawn 12 June 2014 “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge … On the Way
“All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever present perils of life.” Herman Melville Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge … ENVELOPED
Inspired by Ailsa’s Travel Theme … GRACEFUL
In the depth of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. Albert Camus Skagway, Alaska In response to WordPress Photo Challenge …. Depth
Angular thrones of ice pause on their journey to the sea in Glacier Bay and Tracy Arm – Alaska
Ailsa’s Photography Travel Theme this week is Belonging …. Society, as we have constituted it, will have no place for me, has none to offer; but Nature, whose sweet rains fall on unjust and just alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may hide, and secret valleys in whose silence I … More Belonging to the Wild Places
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is to select images that could be used for covers (books, albums etcetera) …. For me, one of the enjoyable things about returning home from travel is to create a Photo Book of the best images – some in Hard Cover but mainly eBook format. I use Blurb Books … More Cover Art for PhotoBooks
Skagway is a borough in Alaska, on the Alaska Panhandle. As of the 2010 census, the population was 920. However, the population doubles in the summer tourist season in order to deal with more than 900,000 visitors.It was formerly a city first incorporated in 1900 that was re-incorporated as a borough on June 25, 2007.The … More Skagway – Gateway to the Yukon
This week’s Travel Theme is Meeting Places … The icebergs of Glacier Bay, Alaska provide a perfect meeting place for bird life in Spring.
The sky was heavily clouded the day we sailed into Tracy Arm …. The most perfect conditions to capture the blue in the glacier and small bergs floating around the fiord. The mountains along the fiord were shrouded in white blankets of low cloud which contrasted beautifully with the deep greens of spruce trees and … More Tracy Arm Fiord – Alaska
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is RELIC .. Cezsky Krumlov – Czech Republic Tauber River – Germany Tuber River – Germany Congress Hall (Kongresshalle) – Nurnberg Ironworks Ruins – Lithgow NSW Carcross, Yukon – Alaska Napoleon Reef – Central Tablelands, NSW Port Arthur – Tasmania Abandoned Wheat Silo – Wattamondara, NSW
This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is Contrast The brittle blue glacial ice of the Sawyer Glacier rears up in stark contrast to a background of the soft green and grey fog shrouded cliffs of the Tracy Arm Fiord – Alaska.
The highlights of the sail through the Alaskan Inside Passage were the days spent in Glacier Bay and Tracy Arm. Both are majestic in their own right, surrounded by fog shrouded cliffs and pine forested peaks, harbouring wildlife including whales and bald eagles.For photographers, the best conditions to view the glaciers in both are overcast … More Glacier Bay – Alaska
This week’s Photo Challenge is Extra, Extra …. The highlight among many special places visited over the past 3 weeks in the Canadian Rockies and Alaskan Inside Passage was Tracy Arm. Tracy Arm is a fjord in Alaska near Juneau, named after the Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin Tracy. It is located about 72 … More WPC – Tracy Arm, Alaska