The North American Rockies seemed

a good starting point for rugged scenery.

These first two images are from

an excursion inland from Skagway…

both depicting the ruggedness of the Rocky Mountains.


The highlight of our cruise waas visiting Glacier Bay.

Truly magnificent is an apt description

of the scenery and the experience.



Pic and Word Challenge: Rugged




Not long into our cruise up

The Inside Passaage…

We discovered that our

Holland America Noordam Cruise Ship

and a Princess cruise liner which was shadowing us

were all owned by Carnival Cruises.

During this excursion from Skagway into Canada

we heard that the train had been purchased

by Holland America and would, therefore,

be integrated into the Carnival Company.


Word of the Day Challenge: Integrated