I unfortunately took loads of photos on this plane trip, so apologies for the ones that look similar.
15th Jul 2008, 07:31
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Our pilot Drake flew us over a few glaciers and around the bay. It was possibly one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Carla was especially excited!
14th Jul 2008, 17:24
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Skagway was a frontier town as it offered the closest (albeit treacherous) route to the Klondike. It was the biggest city in Alaska in the late 19th century, but now less that 1000 people live there, and mostly work in tourism.
1. Attempting to entice into the local burlesque show
2. A toilet in a gazebo. Not too sure why that was there...
3. The stretched limo kinda takes away from the whole "old" feel to the town
4. The Alaskan flag (big dipper with the Northern light) on a local museum.
5. weird flag pole
6. It's a good job they still had Starbucks 100 year ago...
7. snow-clearing train
8. The home of an old stone mason-style group, which appears to made out of macaroni
This is how icebergs are made. The immense pressures within a glacier become too much and pieces buckle off, resulting in lumps of icebergs or "bergy-bits", and a noise that kinda sounds like the end of the world. We didn't get to see any massive carving, but here are a few shots of one piece breaking away from the glacier.