Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Alaska memories

Hi there! I have over three thousand pictures to sort through from my trip. No easy task I have to say, and these are just the first few......

Alaska's natural beauty is something that I have heard, read and researched and longed to see for myself. However, nothing prepared me for the actual sight. The views everywhere were stunning and mesmerising. The weather Gods were in our favour and it did not rain a single day. In fact we had abundant sunshine the day we got the first glorious views of the glacier from the cruise ship.

I got this shot of another cruise ship just ahead of us entering Tracy Arm.  


Snow capped peaks, waterfalls and greenery............. 


 
Endless views of majestic and jagged peaks.....from our train journey along the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad.


Glacier fed lakes............


The train journey was incredibly scenic.

A close up shot of the twin Sawyer Glaciers. These glaciers form a  massive ice wall and highlight the stunning beauty of Tracy Arm.  


Sunset at sea. I am at a loss for words. I cannot even begin to describe how beautiful and perfect this moment was..............


 

All images: Mine. Not for reuse under any condition.
Linking up with Sarah's Good life Wednesday's.

11 comments:

Sudha said...

DIVINE ..thank you so much for sharing your experience..longing to see it in person now :)

Neha@ All things beautiful said...

Anu, your photos are absolutely breathtaking!

Alaska is one of my dream destinations....your post makes me want to go there, now.

Shanthi said...

Lovely pics Anu. Looks like you had a fantastic time. That region looks very much like Norway. The sunset was beautiful.

Hobby time said...

Beautiful pics. Upload more :)

Emreen said...

Breath taking views.. Awesome snap shots..,... Love the 4th and 7th snap especially !!!

May my dreams to go to Alaska become true soon ;-) ;;-)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Stunning pics Anu! Beautiful sunset!!

Sound Horn Please said...

WELCOME back Anu! When I think vacation, I always think of someplace warm. But must say Alaska does look quite gorgeous!

Kanelstrand said...

So much beauty, it is unearthly! I am sure you will never forget that experience.

abeachcottage said...

Fabulous pics! Love all of them. Thanks for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

Anpu said...

Gorgeous pictures Anu...You all seem to have had a fabulous time...What were Pranav and Sneha's reactions...they must have been smiling Happy happy all through the trip...
Good to have you back...

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous photos and the scenery is stunning in Alaska.

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