In early April
Temperatures have not improved
as we head into winter.
This time last year we were preparing
for a Canadian/Alaskan June.
The weather was beautiful.
Even falling snow on the Columbia Icefields
did not dampen our spirits.
…this hyena greeted us as we left our camp for
a long day of travelling in heat forecast
to reach 39 degrees Celsius.
We are nearly ready to begin a twelve month
countdown to our next African Safari.
Considering our destinations range from 25-28 degree south,
I am already dreaming of warmer weather and sunshine.
Geelong’s latitude is 38 degrees south
so we should be quite a bit warmer.
Although no photos we also had
a family brunch on Saturday morning
to celebrate Mother’s Day.
While we cruised Alaska’s…
…Chena River last year…
Some of the local huskies enjoyed a cool down alongside us
a four wheel motor bike.
There seems to be an element of risk
in everyday living these days.
to pat a cheetah…
…although she sowed some sign
of not being happy with one traveller.
Standing under a 6 ton 30-year-old elephant
has some risk involved.
The Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains
Peak2Peak Gondola Ride
has travellers sailing at a minimum
of 1,400 feet above ground
with only a piece of wire holding things together.
Admittedly a rather larger piece of wire.
The riskiest part of any flight
is take off and landing.
And flying over Alaska’s wilds
one always hopes the risk of
engine failure is minimal.
Blue…my favourite colour.
Whether it is the blue skies of
Far North Queensland, or…
…flying into the Alaskan wild blue yonder
in our blue plane.
Blues and yellows from all over.
This was new to me.
I was unaware we had coast guard boats, as such,
let alone yellow ones.
Air Arctic at Coldfoot airport.
A local tourist train.
Fairbanks airport I think.
My favourite form this set.
Loved the song or The Beatles.
Not so sure now though.
adventure to Wiseman, Alaska.
We flew over the wilds of Alaska…
From Coldfoot it was a relatively short
coach ride to Wiseman.
Certainly and adventure and as far North
as we have ever been on our planet.
My incongruous photos based on
my interpretation of the ‘seemingly’
are all from Alaska.
A market at Anchorage provided us with
opportunities to photograph and be photographed
with two gorgeous Siberian Huskies.
A pleasure doing business with
an Australian in Anchorage.
Dinner in Fairbanks and we were surrounded by
cylinder recordings from bygone times.
Operated by a Chinese Australian who spends
half the year in Ketchikan and the other half
in Australia searching for opals.
North American blues this week.
Our verandah view at the
Mike Wiegele Resort,
Blue River, Canada
We had a wonderful visit to
3,700 feet high Grouse Mountain…
where blue skies and icy snow packs gave us
something unusual to photograph.
We had been told of Beaver Tails so just had to sample.
Although a cardiologist may not agree.
A few weeks later were soaring into the wild blue yonder
as we departed Fairbanks, in our bright blue plane,
crossing the Arctic Circle on our way
to Wiseman, Alaska.