My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)

I’ve been on a cruise to Alaska this past week and had a wonderful time.  Besides living the relaxing life on the ship, we’ve been touring Fjords, walking on Glaciers, and Whale Watching.  Here are some pictures of some activities in which I accompanied my OS Chrono:

 
Sunrise View from our cabin:
My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)

My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)



 
Sunset:
My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)


 

Remote lake in the Misty Fjords, taken from the pontoon of our seaplane sitting on the lake:
My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)

My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)

My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)
 



Waterfall in the Fjords:
My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)
 



Standing on a Glacier: 
My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)

My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)
 
My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-) 

The “ground” is actually 150 feet of glacial ice that took 75,000 feet of snow to create!  The blue color is due to the very high compression of the ice,  the extremely dense glacial ice doesn't have any air in it - blue light just reflects off of it.

My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)

 
Some Orcas:
My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)

My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)
 
My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)
(The bald eagle is waiting for the sea lions to bring up a salmon and fly away with it)



And since this is a watch forum, here are a few watch shots wink:
My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)

My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)

My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)

06/10/2012 - 18:57
06/11/2012 - 04:12
06/10/2012 - 13:35
06/10/2012 - 19:00
06/10/2012 - 23:29
06/12/2012 - 03:21
WHL
06/11/2012 - 04:52
06/12/2012 - 03:51
WOW is an understatemet!!! Thé scenery is nothing short of paradisiac
06/10/2012 - 02:38
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Re: WOW is an understatemet!!! Thé scenery is nothing short of paradisiac
06/10/2012 - 18:52
Thanks boss, for the nice comment AND teaching me a new word, wink  paradisiac.
Re: My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)
06/10/2012 - 04:28
Outstanding Dan! What a wonderful trip. Beautiful scenery and wildlife. Any bears? My sister took it a few years ago and still raves about it. BTW is the time on the watch AM or PM (since daylight lasts quite a long time at that latitude in June)? Regards, Joseph
The watch was on AM time.
06/10/2012 - 18:56
Our trip took us to Southeast Alaska.  Sunrise was around 4am and sunset around 10pm. One of the towns we visited was Ketchikan, where the bear population equaled or exceeded the human population.  15K vs. 13K. We didn't see any bears, but there were many black and brown bears in the areas we visited.  We went by an island where there was an average of 1 bear per square mile, but didn't see any of them along the shore. It really was a trip that we will not forget, smiley
Re: My OS chrongraph's cruise to Alaska :-)
06/10/2012 - 11:58
Fantastic scenery but also wonderful photographic abilities!  this is a great version of the OS
Thanks Justin
06/10/2012 - 18:57
On a different topic, congratulations on your new ultralight pocketwatch!  wink BR, Dan
Re: Thanks Justin
06/11/2012 - 04:12
Thanks Dan!  I wanted to post it here actually but my technological inabilities meant i couild not get the pictures up!  Next time!
Wonderful, Dan
06/10/2012 - 13:35
Beautiful.... The kind of scenery and trip I would thoroughly enjoy... And hope to make a similar one myself sometime.. Like the watch too! Regards G
Thanks G!
06/10/2012 - 19:00
We did our first cruise to the Carribean in 2003/2004 and loved it (it was also where I caught the VC bug and decided which model to get as my first "nice" watch). We've been talking about doing the Alaska cruise ever since that trip, but finally got to go this past week.  All the stars finally aligned up properly. BR, Dan
Must have been a fantastic trip, Dan!
06/10/2012 - 15:27
Did Daisy enjoy it? Best, Radek
Re: Must have been a fantastic trip, Dan!
06/10/2012 - 19:02
She LOVED it!  It is such a change from the concrete jungles and population densities of Beijing and Shanghai.  She also found the white fox hat that is worn in one of the pictures...she's gotten compliments from a lot of people on and off the ship about it.  laugh BR, Dan
Time just isn't important on journey's like this...
06/10/2012 - 16:52
(It's not surprising that your lovely OS took 'a back-seat' on this occasion!) Dan, you've captured some beautiful scans of the Alaskan countryside in it's wild and natural habitat, all of which amount to excellent viewing. Thank you for sharing the cruise on what must have been a very, very special experience. Shoulder to the wheel now - in the real world! With all good wishes Tony
You are oh so right Tony...
06/10/2012 - 19:04
the GRIND starts up again...actually it never really stopped, just slowed down a bit. Back to it!  wink Thanks for bringing me back to reality cheeky BR, Dan
Fantastic photos, Dan
06/10/2012 - 23:29
Looks like you had a great cruise. Nice that you had the OS along as a good travel companion. Best, respo
Thanks Respo...
06/12/2012 - 03:21
so many pictures were taken but didn't come out too well.  smiley BR, Dan
Beautiful photos, Dan
06/11/2012 - 04:52
An Alaskan cruise might be the way to get back back to cruising......the Caribbean cruise was one of those supposedly fun things that I never want to do again.
Clearly you have read the essay by David Foster Wallace, Bill
06/11/2012 - 06:06
Nice reference.
I did read that essay a long time ago......
06/11/2012 - 22:53
alas, I have forgotten the thrust of it. I could never get through Infinite Jest. I suspect I'm not the only one..... Bill
I feel the same way.
06/12/2012 - 03:22
The activities and natural beauty of Alaska made this trip much more interesting for us than the Caribbean, which was nice - but felt like a large shopping trip. BR, Dan
Very Impressive photo voyage Dan. Glad to see
06/11/2012 - 07:54
You had good weather too. Really nice. Best, Tim
We were very lucky with the weather.
06/12/2012 - 03:25
It didn't rain at any of the stops we made...which is pretty good considering it rains over 220 days/year in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Skagway. I really wanted to get a picture similar to your's in front of the Orca...but alas, it just wasn't meant to be.  wink Thanks Tim.
Now you've done it...
06/12/2012 - 03:51
I just got the chance to see your pictures along with my wife, and now an Alaskan cruise has been added to our bucket list  enlightened.  Awesome photos man!
You live more North of the border than anybody else I know
06/12/2012 - 07:12
I was thinking this wouldn't be too much for you, especially with your love of the outdoors.  smiley I'm glad you liked the pictures. BR, Dan