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Petersburg to Juneau

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Ortho4XP, USA_2, ZL 16, Carenado C 208

 

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Having crossed Fredrick Sound, we are now over Ruth island and Thomas Bay

 

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Heading towards Baird Glacier

 

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We head now north towards Juneau

 

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Some slight gust of wind, so not exactly center line

 

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Thanks for viewing

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Thanks for the adventure..... Great shots thanks for sharing.............

Michael J


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Your ortho looks great in Alaska! Nice set.


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Nothing like the Alaska coast and Ortho, reminds me of the pictures my parents showed me of their 90's Alaska cruise, their last cruise together.  I had a chance to go to Alaska but blew it--changed jobs so my gig there was cancelled, but my new job brought me to Santa Fe NM and to the SF Bay area where I grew up several times and my employer always booked me first class accommodations either at a Hilton or Embassy Suites, because I was not required to travel but did so my boss would not have to travel, we were both Windows NT Wan Admins. 

Back to AK, I did fly over the Aleutians in '92 on my way to Tokyo, our flight was shrouded in clouds but they broke at just the right moments so I could get a peak at the wild and snowy landscape, even in late summer, down below. 

They looked so isolated and lonely, I feel for Alaskans who either need air travel or ship travel to get to the contiguous US States, with the Alaska Highway, finally fully paved, being a long alternate and seasonal route.  I left my school choir before their final Alaska tour since I had graduated, though I was still invited to sing with them my voice had changed, lol. 

Glad I did not go, they said they were eaten alive by the summer mosquitoes, big as birds, and their sleep was messed up by the midnight sun.  Latest light I was ever in was in Edson, Alberta, in 1972 when I walked a farm field at eleven at night and was woken at five AM by my hosts so they could unsuccessfully try to teach me to milk a complaining cow the next morning.  The cow probably cursed me in cow language, for like another one of our choir members that year, I had to have an emergency, and I mean emergency or die, appendectomy one month after I returned from Canada.  I guess the cow wanted to repay me for abdominal pain, there is nothing like the great tundra up north!

John

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