Best Travel Experience

I can say that our trip to Alaska was one of my best travel experience ever. This video is a little long, it is not a professional video but summarize the best moments of our trip back in September 2016. We need to go back! One of the amazing this about this trip was all the fauna that we saw. And the best, best moment of all was when I saw humpback whales for the first time.

I took this picture from our cruise balcony of another cruise passing by.

Raw video of one of the best moments of our trip.

July photo a day challenge, day 11: Best

Abracadabra your wish is going to come true!

I saw at the distance the a mist erupting the water, my heart was pounding as fast as the boat raft  we were on, that was speeding at full gear. I looked at my husband wondering if the captain was going to slow down. I kept looking at my surroundings and more mist in different locations blew out of the water. I counted like eight of them, and we were getting closer. Finally the captain slowed down and said while I was pointing out “humpback whales!” I took my face gear out, pull my camera, and start shooting pics. I stopped shooting for a minute and just looked. I was so happy, I wanted to do everything at the same time, take pictures, videos, and observe. I was looking for that perfect moment to shoot the fluke while the giant dive in. I tried before and I wasn’t successful, actually I was kind of frustrated to be honest. I had one more chance.

They were so close, I heard them breathing, I saw the mist of their breath going up to the sky.

Then, magic happened…

Tiny Fluke In a Vast Ocean

In the enormous vast blue ocean a tiny fluke waves us at the distance. Tiny is relative. After a magnificent whale watching day at Sitka, Alaska , we were leaving. Our cruise was heading to Ketchikan and in our way out the Sitka waters our giant friends kept popping out of the water. There was a big difference in the encounters we had previously in our tour, we had a close encounter and we were the tiny ones compare to the giants of the sea. But at this moment when we were on our big ship looking to the infinite horizon the whale fluke looks like a miniature whale. Amazing how things change depending how you look at them.

Keep traveling with me!

Until then,

xamlinnette

Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

When it rains

 

It was a rainy day on Sept. 5. When we got to the port in Juneau, the skies were dark gray and it was cold. Later on the day the rain was on and off. The rain or cold weather was not an excuse to stop our tour. First we went hiking to see the Mendenhall Glacier at Tongans National Forest.

We continue our day with the second part of the trip, to explore Juneau’s water for marine wildlife. The day didn’t got any clearer or brighter. Within the grayish hazy day the enthusiasm for a wildlife encounter was enough to brighten my day.

We got close to an island full of sea lions, at the moment we got there it wasn’t raining. There were all on their business, growling, moving around, scratching, fighting, sleeping and some swimming. We stood there and watch them.

 

 

Then, drops of water started to make marks on the ocean. More and more droplets fell from the sky, returning to where they came from.

Then, chaos began…

 

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The way the seals reacted it to the rain was funny. They all wanted to be all together at the same time, one on top of the other. Some of them wanted to go for a swim. It was like the rain drops activated them with a  warning message “GROUP HUG! or ” GO CRAZY  AND THEN SWIM!”  I don’t know, but I can tell you that something happens to them when started to rain, some kind of chaos

Until then,

xamlinnette