Tuesday, June 21, 2011


The end of May and the first week of June is the perfect time of year to visit Alaska.Snow is melting from mountain tops creating water falls everywhere.Temps are comfortable (56-72F)and mosquitoes,which grow to mammoth dimensions,have not yet emerged from their prehistoric lairs.We took a cruise from Seattle along that tail of land that dangles below the main body of Alaska and borders British Columbia.We explored fijords, coastal towns and museums and dined every night with the extravagence rivaling King Nebuchadrezzer's table.

While we were sightseeing, we were told that Alaska is only going to allow cruiseline tours 4 more years due to the receding glaciers.I suppose they aggravate the situation.I was very surprised to see how far back they diminished since the 1950's, according to a forest ranger's memories when she was a child.

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