While touring the Inland Passage with Domaine Chandon's Wine Club, a group numbering over 400 on the Regal Princess, we consumed a tremendous amount of wine, saw breathtaking sights, and made some new friends.
It all began in Vancouver, BC with a visit to the Seal Rescue Group.
Here we are in Skagway, "double parked". Ours is the one on the left.
Here's Ahab, getting dressed for our "paddle" down the Chilkat River, in the eagle refuge.
The river was alive with paired eagles, and their young. What impressed us most was eagles mate for life.
For those of you that think the only way to get up close to a glacier in Glacier Bay is to be on board a much smaller boat, better guess again. This is a deck shot, followed by an iceberg being "calved" as viewed from our balcony.
This is close enough for me...
The calved bergs quickly become inhabited.
Seems like anywhere we go, Laura finds a dog to pet. This one was in Juneau.
Here is one of 2 bears we "bagged" while in Alaska. The other is bronze.