From Vancouver to Alaska on ms. Statendam

For Alaska go: Alaska; Sam and Fatima, for Vancouver and Whistler go: Vancouver and Whistler

First stop out of Vancouver: Ketchikan

First stop out of Vancouver: Ketchikan

Does the name Ketchican have something to do with Quechua, the languages of the Incas?

Does the name Ketchican have something to do with Quechua, the languages of the Incas?

Sandraīs first bear

Sandraīs first bear

King crabs are delicious and enormous

King crabs are delicious and enormous

Sandra going for it.

Sandra going for it.

Sandra as co-pilote in the helicopter to the glaciers near Juneau.

Sandra as co-pilote in the helicopter to the glaciers near Juneau.

Going up a valley near Juneau

Going up a valley near Juneau

First glacier in sight.

First glacier in sight.

A monster of a glacier.

A monster of a glacier.

When ice is under a lot of pressure it turns blue.

When ice is under a lot of pressure it turns blue.

Beautiful.

Beautiful.

Our pilot (left) and the second in command of the Satendam (right).

Our pilot (left) and the second in command of the Satendam (right).

The the fligh boat, a bathtub with a airplane engine.

The the fligh boat, a bathtub with a airplane engine.

At the edge of the glacier.

At the edge of the glacier.

A glacier is like a living thing, it grumbles and moves all the time.

A glacier is like a living thing, it grumbles and moves all the time.

A weird kind of ice cone, reproducing small ones.

A weird kind of ice cone, reproducing small ones.

As is if she does it everyday, I was scared racing between blocks of ice in 0 degree water.

As is if she does it everyday, I was scared racing between blocks of ice in 0 degree water.

Magical beautiful.

Magical beautiful.

Just beautiful.

Just beautiful.

Glad we saw this.

Glad we saw this.

We fly-boated along the complete 2.5 km long foot of the glacier.

We fly-boated along the complete 2.5 km long foot of the glacier.

Sandra as relaxed as can be.

Sandra as relaxed as can be.

All this water, the birth place of one of the many Alaskan rivers, is just over 2 feet deep and around 0° Celsius.

All this water, the birth place of one of the many Alaskan rivers, is just over 2 feet deep and around 0° Celsius.

Back to the helicopterīs landing-pad.

Back to the helicopterīs landing-pad.

Sandraīs boys :-).

Sandraīs boys :-).

Fly-boat and helicopter.

Fly-boat and helicopter.

Ready to fly back.

Ready to fly back.

The glacier from above.

The glacier from above.

A sink hole in the glacier, 500 meters wide.

A sink hole in the glacier, 500 meters wide.

In Alaska, the rivers start at the top of the mountains.

In Alaska, the rivers start at the top of the mountains.

Another glacier reaching a cliff.

Another glacier reaching a cliff.

Sandra utterly enjoying the ride.

Sandra utterly enjoying the ride.

Going down to the edge of another glacier.

Going down to the edge of another glacier.

There are many of these small lakes with melt water.

There are many of these small lakes with melt water.

Going back to the airport.

Going back to the airport.

Last curve before landing.

Last curve before landing.

Back on the ground in Juneau.

Back on the ground in Juneau.

Me and a moose.

Me and a moose.

Back on the ship.

Back on the ship.

Teak, this is 20 year old teak of the shipīs deck.

Teak, this is 20 year old teak of the shipīs deck.

Just beauty.

Just beauty.

And beauty.

And beauty.

Amazing landscapes.

Amazing landscapes.

Beauty enjoying beauty.

Beauty enjoying beauty.

In every direction the sights were different.

In every direction the sights were different.

Hundreds  of birds on a small iceberg.

Hundreds of birds on a small iceberg.

Seagull, glacier, land and sea.

Seagull, glacier, land and sea.

When blocks fall, the glacier makes a lot of spooky grumbling noices.

When blocks fall, the glacier makes a lot of spooky grumbling noices.

The MS Satatendam sliding by the glaciers.

The MS Satatendam sliding by the glaciers.

Now ready to steam to Seward, Alaska.

Now ready to steam to Seward, Alaska.

For Alaska go: Alaska; Sam and Fatima, for Vancouver and Whistler go: Vancouver and Whistler