Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Prince William Sound - seakayaking

A 8-day seakayaking trip in Prince William Sound, from Whittier. Beautiful fjords, impressive (tidal) glaciers, lots of seabirds and marine mammals, rainforest, and a lot of rain. A great trip!

We are not alone here...
We zijn hier niet alleen...
Some beaches are full with dead pine trees, they don't like saltwater.
Sommige stranden staan vol met dode dennebomen, deze houden niet van zout water.

One of the developed campsites, with tent platforms, a pit toilet and bear boxes.
Een van de kampeerplaatsen, met tent platformen, een eenvoudig toilet en beer containers.

Camping in a beautiful rainforest at Decision Point.
Kamperen in een regenwoud in Decision Point.

Camping on a beach with view to a tidal glacier.
Kamperen op een strand met uitzicht op een getijdegletscher.

Campsite in Blackstone Bay.
Kamperen op een strand in Blackstone Bay.

Preparing for take off after camping in Surprise Cove.
Klaar om op pad te gaan na gekampeerd te hebben in Surprise Cove.

Nellie Juan, Culross Passage.

Back on land, on our way back from Whittier, icebergs in Portage Lake.
Terug aan wal op de terugweg van Whittier, ijsbergen in Portage Lake.

Turnagain Arm, southwest of Anchorage, has one of the biggest tidal range in the world.
Turnagain Arm, ten zuidwesten van Anchorage, heeft een van de grootste getijdeverschillen in de wereld.

Between Anchorage and Fairbanks, the Chulitna river with the Alaska Range in the background.
Tussen Anchorage en Fairbanks, de Chulitna rivier met de Alaska Range in de achtergrond.

Alaska Range.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Fairbanks #4, around Fairbanks

American robin. They have a nest on the side of our house, with 4 young ones.

Creamer's field, where large numbers of birds stop over during spring migration. Popular with sandhill cranes and Canada geese.
One of our frequent visitors, the black-eyed junco.

It changed from white to green in a few weeks, view from our balcony.

'Our' house.

Spring visitor on the window.

The very popular walk to Angel rocks.

Spring is here.

Angel rocks.

Getting water at the local spring.

Fox spring.

Typical Fairbanks view, green forested hills; Chatanika valley.

One of many rivers, the Chatanika river.

Without Felix Pedro, who found the first gold in the Fairbanks area, Fairbanks may not have been here.