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.

11 comments

  1. I was just commenting to my husband, that I love that you chose such an unusual destination for your once in a lifetime holiday!
    The glaciers look amazing and scary all at the same time (I wouldn't want to fall into one of those holes!)
    Some beautiful photo's of the two of you together, and some precious memories for forever.

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  2. Fiona thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photos. Personally I thoroughly enjoyed seeing them all. Alaska is absolutely beautiful. It reminds me in places of parts of New Zealand but gosh those glaciers etc are gorgeous. What cruise did you and your husband go on? My husband had a trip to Alaska with a group of friends and they all went fishing but I have suggested we maybe went back and did a cruise and saw another side of it.

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    1. Hi Deb,
      This cruise is a beautiful way to see Alaska, I would highly recommend it, and yes, both hubby and I said how much it reminded us of NZ. Have a lovely day.
      Fi

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  3. Thanks for sharing your "amazing" photos. I am going to try your corn and bacon chowder recipe.

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    1. Hi, I hope you enjoyed the chowder, I am making another one this week with poached salmon in it, if it turns out I will post that recipe as well. Have a lovely day.
      Fi

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  4. That snow is a lot sexier than Ben Lomond today! And the drink with creamy topping deliciousness...mmmmmm

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    1. Hi, I had to look up "Ben Lomond" I thought it was a man!!!Ha ha...The "drink" is actually our divine dessert Espresso Creme Brûlée, we went back to the same restaurant twice just for this dessert!
      Have a lovely day.
      Fi

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  5. Absolutely breathtaking is all I can say.
    Thankyou xx.

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    1. Oh Kylie, it was so beautiful, every where you looked there was another amazing vista.
      Fi

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  6. I like the way you divided your photos into a wildlife post and then mountains,rainforest etc - both very interesting.

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    1. Thanks Penny,
      I thought this would be the best way to show everyone the photos, by category. Have a lovely day.
      Fi

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