“Is this heaven?
No, it’s Alaska.”
I went to Alaska. And it was beautiful.
So beautiful, that I find words are hard to describe it. The air was so clean. The sky, so blue. And the trees, taller and greener than anything I’ll ever see back home. A version of heaven on earth,
Nature pictures are hard in my opinion, because no snapshot can ever recreate an experience in its entirety: the mist of the boat as we patiently (or impatiently) waited for our humpback friends to appear, the fast breeze and sea air from the deck overlooking Glacier Bay, the crushing sound of mounds of ice falling into the water.
Because the total sensory experience can never be adequately captured on film (or the moment recreated), I’m not one of those people that comes back from a trip with thousands of pictures. Still, I got some good ones, and they speak for themselves on how if you ever get a chance to head north of the lower 48, you most certainly should.
Come with me. I’ll show you.
Whale Watching in Juneau
Thar she blows!
The Mendenhall Glacier
Skagway, Reliving the Gold Rush
Cruising through Glacier Bay
Ketchikan, Swimming Upstream
One day, Alaska, I’ll be back.