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Post by [NME]Myth » Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:35 am

I figured since it may be awhile til I get these shared somewhere I'll share some more pics now.

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Vancouver, prior to leaving
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Somewhere in the Canadian water
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Post by [NME]Myth » Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:38 am

More pics
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Bald Eagle Landing
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Mendenhall Glacier. To get a feel for the size, if you see the little dot right in front of the waterfall on right, that is a person standing there.
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view of Mendenhall Glacier from "Chapel by the Lake"
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Post by [NME]Myth » Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:42 am

And more.

One cool thing about the Hubbard Glacier is hearing the "white thunder". The big chunks of ice falling off into the water. Sounds just as loud and just like thunder. I tried taking a video to get the sound of it, but the wind was whipping around too much so you can barely make out the thunder.
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Glacier Ice taken from Plane
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some glacier from plane
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Hubbard Glacier dwarfing a big arse cruise ship
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Post by [NME]Myth » Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:50 am

And here are a couple of the better movies I took with my camera. :D

The eagle video was taken right after the pic where it landed. Unfortunately before it landed it was about 50 yards away and flew right toward us but I didn't have my camera ready so just got the pic of it landing, although that turned out pretty cool.

It would've been neat if the eagle flew towards us when I was recording, but anyways. The wingspan of them are 9 - 12 feet.

The other video is in Juneau looking for some jewelry. Most of the streets right by the docs in these places are like that. You have to go at least a block in to get to the better stuff.

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:54 am

i've got some bald eagles that live nearby. very cool birds. 8)

think those glaciers got enuf ice to keep my beer cold? ;) :drinking:

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Post by [NME]Myth » Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:56 am

[NME]T-Bone wrote:i've got some bald eagles that live nearby. very cool birds. 8)

think those glaciers got enuf ice to keep my beer cold? ;) :drinking:


Yeah. :D

In fact, we went to this secluded lodge in Juneau (where we were flying to), and they take their boat to the glaciers and haul in the ice floating in the water, clean it up, and use it for refrigeration. :lol: It has no oxygen and is very compact, so it melts very slowly. It is clear as glass. In fact, here is a picture of the dude holding a chunk. It looks clearer in person.
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Post by Puppet » Sun Jun 05, 2005 8:10 am

Thanks for sharing Myth, it looks like a great place to go, I remember my dad telling me once if i ever got a chance Alaska was the place to go.
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Post by Darth DBII » Sun Jun 05, 2005 8:18 am

Go swinning? LOL Looks beautiful there. Wonder where the best fishing spots are....
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Post by [NME]Myth » Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:22 am

Darth DBII wrote:Go swinning? LOL Looks beautiful there. Wonder where the best fishing spots are....


No swimming. You'd pretty much be dead in 3 minutes via hypothermia if you got in that water without a dry suit. :D

I think everywhere are the best fishing spots. :D This is the time of year all of the salmon are swimming up the creeks/rivers to lay their eggs.
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Post by Darth DBII » Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:00 am

Salmon....yummy....must go....
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Post by Paradroid » Sun Jun 05, 2005 2:24 pm

Those are some pretty cool photo's. The skies in the 2nd and the 3rd photo are really nice. At around what time were those taken?
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Post by [NME]Myth » Sun Jun 05, 2005 2:47 pm

Paradroid wrote:Those are some pretty cool photo's. The skies in the 2nd and the 3rd photo are really nice. At around what time were those taken?


The Vancouver one was taken at 6:30 PM local time, while the other shot was 7:30 AM local time.
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Post by KUMITE » Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:52 am

Myth, Thanks for sharing. The pics are awesome. My wife and I are saving up to cruise Alaska on our 20th anniversary. Another 4 years :) What was the temperature there.

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Post by [NME]Myth » Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:00 pm

KUMITE wrote:Myth, Thanks for sharing. The pics are awesome. My wife and I are saving up to cruise Alaska on our 20th anniversary. Another 4 years :) What was the temperature there.

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Most of the time it was in the mid 40's to mid 50's. One day it felt like 70+ and we were all bundled up so it was a hot day. The day at Hubbard Glacier was the coldest and I'd estimate it to be in the low 20's upper teens.

Sun sets around 10:30 (gets later the further north the ship goes). Sunrise at 4:30 (never saw one of these :D).
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Post by KUMITE » Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:20 am

a bit nipply out. My wife loved the pictures. especially the first one. blue sky..


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Post by Cochise » Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:40 pm

Puppet wrote:Thanks for sharing Myth, it looks like a great place to go, I remember my dad telling me once if i ever got a chance Alaska was the place to go.


If I had the means and the cash, I would not mind moving out there
permanantly. A bit on the cold side, beautiful scenery, and the aurora borealis
in the night skies and maybe a nice cozy bar with a nice fireplace.

Great Pics Myth. Thanks for sharing them. Bye the way, what camera did you end up getting? Did you stick with the Kodak Easy Share?

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Post by [NME]Myth » Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:47 pm

Cochise wrote:
Puppet wrote:Thanks for sharing Myth, it looks like a great place to go, I remember my dad telling me once if i ever got a chance Alaska was the place to go.


If I had the means and the cash, I would not mind moving out there
permanantly. A bit on the cold side, beautiful scenery, and the aurora borealis
in the night skies and maybe a nice cozy bar with a nice fireplace.

Great Pics Myth. Thanks for sharing them. Bye the way, what camera did you end up getting? Did you stick with the Kodak Easy Share?


Yep, I got the Kodak LS753.

As for living out there, you might change your mind in the winter! If you do live out there, you will get an annual allowance from the state ranging from $900 to $2000 per person. So for a 5 person family, you can get up to $10,000 per year for living out there. Of course all of the goods are marked up since most of the places aren't accessible by road.
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