August / September 1985
The fjords of the Canadian coastline.
Heading into Misty Fjords National Monument.
Misty Fjords is a tranquil, thoroughly beautiful place.
A spotter plane for the salmon fishing industry cruises the Inside Passage.
Leaving the Rhapsody for a walking tour of Ketchikan...
...home of many Tlingit totem poles.
Raising the ship's tenders.
So what's there to see?
Flying over the Mendenhall glacier near Juneau.
Transported into a fairyland by helicopter, atop the Mendenhall glacier.
Polished by glaciers, the land still comes alive.
The Grand Pacific glacier 'calves' icebergs into the ocean.
Inside the Johns Hopkins inlet of Glacier Bay...
...an awesome, ice-filled spectacle.
Anchored in the Sitka harbor, the Island Princess...
...and the Rhapsody.
A self-portrait, courtesy of the observation windows.
The Coast Guard flying over the Columbia glacier.
The Columbia glacier threatens oil shipments from Valdez with its icebergs.
A cognac while watching the show.
The Anchorage airport serves 747s, seaplanes, ... and ducks.
Meet my good buddy Fred.
The beautiful Alaskan coastline.
An early-morning companion.
The ship puts its ripples onto otherwise-glassy waters.
Seaplanes carry sightseers with the Rhapsody in the background.
The Marjerie glacier shows blue glacial ice...
...and interesting icebergs.
The Island Princess follows us through Glacier Bay National Park.
Reflections on quiet waters.
The Johns Hopkins glacier forms a picture-postcard Alaska.
Kayaking through icebergs, miles from anywhere.
A bald eagle silhouetted against a Ketchikan rock.
Are YOU this limber?
The party continues.