Sunday, 20 August 2017

North to Alaska-The Mountains, Glaciers, Forests and...Fungi

Hello Dear Reader,

I promise this is the last of the photos from our trip to Alaska, I don't want to bore anyone to tears! Alaska is wild country with great forces of nature shaping and carving the landscape over millennia, from rainforests to tundra, with amazing extremes of weather and it is also the most stunningly beautiful country I have visited. I love nature, I love mountains, I love fungi, I love big trees and moss and algae, I could go on and on but instead I will show you, what made me look, while in Alaska. It is a very, very long post, sorry, grab a cuppa and find a comfy chair.

The Mountains

The Glaciers

Glacier Bay

Worthington Glacier

We did a half day climb of this glacier and it was totally worth the exhaustion and sore feet, I climbed higher than I thought I could, we drank glacier water, we sweated and froze in turns and we absolutely loved it! We will never forget it.

College Fjords
This was really special, we had gone back to an amazing Italian restaurant on board the ship (Sabatini's) for our last night on board. We had been there previously for our 30th Wedding Anniversary dinner and then Princess had given us a voucher to use at any one of their specialty restaurants on board. Well, while we were there enjoying another lovely dinner, we were also going through the College Fjords. So, not only did we have another fabulous dinner, the scenery was exceptional. Holy cow, the glaciers were incredible and the food was just amazing. I know I keep on using that superlative "Amazing" but it really and truly was. We really only went back for the dessert which was an Espresso Creme Brûlée, holy moose it was the most incredibly rich dessert and I would happily eat it every night for the rest of forever. The end.

The exceptional Espresso Creme Brûlée

Our view while having dinner

The view from our balcony

The Rain Forests

An interesting fact, most berries under a leave are safe to eat, the ones exposed are usually poison

And, finally, the Fungi

I have tried to include only the best photos, but as you can see there was just too many to choose from, I wouldn't blame you if you fell asleep! Anyway that's it, no more prattling on about Alaskan wildlife, glaciers, mountains and ...fungi!

Have a lovely Sunday.