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Posted on 05/16/2013 1:07:52 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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Hey! we survived Glacier bay, onto Haines.. the Diamond princess was pulling in as we were leaving. It had a 17th deck. ;-} still no luck here. :-]
Haines - The Adventure Capital of Alaska
Haines is like no other destination. With fascinating history, intriguing culture, breathtaking scenery and adventure to last a lifetime, theres no question that your time spent in Haines will be enjoyed and remembered for years to come.
Haines boasts year round fun for the entire family. In the summer take part in spectacular hikes, rafting journeys on the Chilkat River, kayaking adventures on Chilkoot Lake, exhilarating jetboat rides, guided nature walks and many more activities. Plus, dont forget about fishing for Alaskas Pacific salmon.
During the autumn and winter months we offer activities of various interest and sport. In November, Haines hosts the annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival. Starting in September through early December Haines welcomes over 3,500 Bald Eagles to the beautiful Chilkat River Valley. Spectators from around the world come to partake in this fascinating migratory event. In January, the ALCAN 200 snow machine race is held on the Haines Highway. For the true adventurer, Haines is world-renown for its Heli-skiing.
Haines is also home to the Discovery Channels hit show Gold Rush Alaska. This reality show has put gold fever back
into the American mind set and has now been signed for a second season.
No matter where your interests lie you can be assured to find something truly amazing in Haines. Come and tap into your inner explorer Your adventure starts here!
Nice and glassy as we approach Ketchikan
It wasn’t bad,, we were 3rd in so some folks from the others were already scattered... weather was mixed, wet earlier and dry for now..Onto Victoria!
It’s OK, we have some rolling seas,, not too bad.. he’ll give us a good ride tonight I bet.. au revoir.. uhh Ciao..
A heat wave hitting Alaska may not rival the blazing heat of Phoenix or Las Vegas, but to residents of the 49th state, the days of hot weather feel like a stifling oven or a tropical paradise.
With temperatures topping 80 degrees in Anchorage, and higher in other parts of the state, people have been sweltering in a place where few homes have air conditioning.
They’re sunbathing and swimming at local lakes, hosing down their dogs and cleaning out supplies of fans in at least one local hardware store. Mid-June normally brings high temperatures in the 60s in Anchorage, and just a month ago, it was still snowing.
The weather feels like anywhere but Alaska to 18-year-old Jordan Rollison, who was sunbathing with three friends and several hundred others lolling at the beach of Anchorage’s Goose Lake.
“I love it, I love it,” Rollison said. “I’ve never seen a summer like this, ever.”
State health officials even took the unusual step of posting a Facebook message reminding people to slather on the sunscreen.
Some people aren’t so thrilled, complaining that it’s just too hot.
“It’s almost unbearable to me,” said Lorraine Roehl, who has lived in Anchorage for two years after moving here from the community of Sand Point in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. “I don’t like being hot. I’m used to cool ocean breeze.”
That’ll get the old glaciers calving,, we seen a few chunks drop,, not much wildlife tho,, probably on vacation.. looks like Panama canal next trip ,, no ice there
Well in a high balll glass maybe?
beats dangerous catch weather.. wow, heat wave.. we just missed it.. it twarn’ t bad..
nothing like a topside view on the 17th deck ;-]..
nice and balmy .. a little breeeze .. hit the locks and check out the new locks in progress.. .. and then head home via Mejico.. talk about a Survivor:Cruising 2014 tv episode or what?
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