Alaska's Inside Passage, 2007

In June, 2007, we took Clemmie by ferry up the Inside Passage to Alaska from Port Angeles, WA. This involved several long ferry trips, and a road trip up Vancouver Island's east coast, ending in Haines in mid July. We were accompanied as far as Juneau by our sister-in-law, Martha. These photos are also available as a slide show that includes notes from our trip.

On the ferry waiting to leave Port Angeles, June 10.

Ferry dock as we left Port Angeles, WA

Freighter at anchor, Port Angeles harbor.

Ferry MV Coho leaving Victoria, BC, for Port Angeles, WA.

Victoria harbour, BC.

Welcoming party, West Bay Marine Village, Victoria

Walking round the harbour trail, Victoria, BC.

Driftwood sculpture, Victoria BC.

Chinatown, Victoria, BC.

Craigdarroch Castle, 19th Century McMansion, Victoria, BC.

Water taxi coming home, Westbay Marine Village.

Seaplane takeoff, Victoria, BC.

Saanich Peninsula from Trans Canada Highway, BC.

Salmon Point RV Resort, Campbell River, BC.

Sunrise over the Strait of Georgia, Salmon Point

Walk in the woods, Salmon Point.

Woodhus Slough, near Salmon Point

Strait of Georgia from Salmon Point

Happy hour at Salmon Point, Campbell River, BC

Traffic in the Strait of Georgia

Beautiful Strait of Georgia

More Strait of Georgia

Sunrise over the Strait of Georgia, BC

Coast Guard cutter Gordon Reid at Port Hardy

Carving shed at Port Rupert, Vancouver Island

Kwakiutl totems, Port Rupert

Graveyard at Port Rupert

Dwarfed by giant Sitka Spruce, Port Hardy

Quatse River fish hatchery, Port Hardy

Salmonid enhancement, Quatse River Hatchery

BC Ferries' Northern Adventurer at Bear Cove ferry terminal

Leaving the ferry dock at Bear Cove, Port Hardy, June 15

Addenbroke Lightstation

Queen Charlotte Strait

Avalanche chute, Swindle Island

Ferry wake on the Inside Passage

Semi-abandoned cannery, Princess Royal Island

Canoona Rivermouth

Dryad Point lighthouse

Ivory Head lighthouse

Boat Bluff lighthouse and coastguard station

Traffic in the Grenville Channel

Sundown, Grenville Channel

Approaching Prince Rupert, BC

Sunset from Prince Rupert

Museum of Northern British Columbia

Carving Shed, Prince Rupert

Cow Bay, Prince Rupert

Deer crossing, Prince Rupert

The Kazu Maru memorial, Prince Rupert

Eagle on sloop masthead, Prince Rupert

Young eagles, Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert waterfront

Kwinitsa Railway Museum, Prince Rupert

Crab pots, Prince Rupert waterfront

AMHS Ferry Matanuska, arriving Prince Rupert

In the Main Passage north of Prince Rupert

Green Island Lighthouse, BC

Tree Point, Revillagigedo Channel, AK

Coast Guard cutter, Revillagigedo Channel, AK

Cutter northbound to Ketchikan, AK

Goodbye to the Revillagigedo Channel

Schooner southbound from Ketchikan

Fishing boat near Ketchikan


Ketchikan waterfront

Different view of Ketchikan waterfront

Inside our cabin on the Matanuska

View from our cabin

Logs leaving Ketchikan

Sun's going down, Clarence Strait

Sunset, Stikine Strait

Inching through the Wrangell Narrows

Matanuska in a winter storm

Sloop approaching Petersburg

Petersburg at dawn

Petersburg at dawn

Approaching Kake, Kupreanof Island

Traffic Jam leaving Peril Strait

In the narrows approaching Sitka

St. Michael's Cathedral, Sitka

Mt. Edgecumbe from Sitka

Early morning approach to Hoonah

Sunrise over Chatham Strait

Sunrise over Admiralty Island

The Icy Strait

Sun catches the Fairweather Range

Cruise ship leaving Glacier Bay

First glimpse of the Mendenhall Glacier

Point Retreat lighthouse, Admiralty Island

Shelter Island in the foreground

The Lynn Canal

Entering Auke Bay, Juneau

Downtown Juneau

Mendenhall Glacier taken from 1950 terminus point

Baseball season

Mount Roberts Tram

The Gastineau Channel from Mt. Roberts


4 orders of pel'meni (Russian dumplings) please

Gold Creek, Juneau

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Juneau

Ladder at Macaulay Salmon Hatchery (DIPAC), Juneau

Outer Point, Douglas Island

Icebergs in Tracy Arm

Iceberg hole

Sawyer Glacier, Tracy Arm

Retreat line for Sawyer Glacier

Evening at mouth of Eagle River

Breakfast with eagles, Eagle Beach

At Eagle Beach with grandkids

Cruise ship nearing Juneau

Juneau with cruise ships (and their smoke)

4th July parade, Tlingit dancers

More 4th July parade

All Stars!

Leaving Auke Bay ferry terminal

Eldred Rock lighthouse

Arriving Haines ferry dock

Camped on the waterfront, Haines

Street scene, Haines

Ferry Malaspina

Eldred Rock once again

Sentinel Island lighthouse

Return ferry living

Nearing Bellingham

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