Thursday, July 21, 2011
Our big summer vacation this year was joining my parents on their Selene for a two week leg of their SE Alaska adventure. We flew into Wrangell, cruised north and then around Baronof Island and ended up in Sitka. This is the first year we didn’t bring Murray on a boat trip with us because 1.) We didn’t want to put him on a commercial flight and 2.) We weren’t sure how the grizzlies would feel about sharing their beaches with a big yellow dog.
It was an incredible trip. The beautiful landscape, waterfalls, ice bergs and wildlife took our breath away! And as always it was so much fun to be on the boat with my parents, brother, sister in law and nephew. Between all the seafood we hauled in and my mom’s cooking, we ate like royalty! We came home with over 1,000 photos so it was hard to narrow it down, but here are a few!
Highlights of the places we stayed
The crew celebrating 4th of July in Wrangell
Awesome small town parade
One of the best firework shows we've ever seen!
Tracy Arm and South Sawyer Glacier
Bergie bits make great cocktails!
Pybus Bay ~ Cannery Cove
Peregrine breakfast tart
Red Bluff Bay (Baranof Island)
We were probably going much closer to these guys than we should have been, but lucky for us they were nice and we made it out alive.
Have you ever seen a bear paw?
Alaska Highway System ~ Warm Springs Bay
Hot springs overlooking the waterfall
Fishing with Granddad
Mmmmm, salmon burgers!
I've watched this bear video Curtis took about 100 times but I still giggle every time I see it!