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Uncommonly Sensible

Keeping the "anal" in analytical... (While trying to remain civilized)

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The land of the midnight sun...in review

OK, in an effort to parallel my previous post about what was to be my upcoming trip to Alaska, I've inserted pictures that I took myself of ones that I'd gotten off of the Internet...like the one above of the Anchorage Visitor Center, in lieu of the one in the prior post of the Anchorage skyline with mountains in the background.

Then, the following of the train I took to Denali and beyond:

It was a fairly long train; I took that shot from the back end.

And here I am, where it let me off near Denali N.P.:

I took an air tour to get this picture of the BIG mountain:

(The National Park Service buses get you no closer than 25 miles)

I found the spot where that other pipeline picture was taken:

(Go to the earlier post and see if you don't think so too)

The paddlewheeler has been replaced by a power catamaran:

(It made fairly short work of 100+ miles on the Yukon River)

I eventually made it to Skagway, where the cruise ship was.

Here's a view from my accommodations on said ship:

(Looking out at some ice floating in Glacier Bay)

Lest I forget, I got some pretty good pictures of wildlife.

If you look closely, you can see lots of big salmon here:

(Click on the picture for a larger version)

I got pretty close to this guy:

(FYI, there's no "zoom" function on my camera)

And last, but not least, a picture of a wolf:

I actually took over a thousand pictures. 170 are posted HERE.
(Along with several others from previous trips...)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Who wants to know?

As I occasionally do, I was looking to see who's been checking out my blog.

Other than people in the U.S., in the past week there have been visits from the following countries:

Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Monaco, Oman, Philippines, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, and The United Kingdom.

Some were just looking at the latest posts, but aerospace and motorcycle related posts remain ever popular.

What would my faithful readers like me to post about?

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