Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

Having spent the day exploring the little port of Seward (see here), it was time to return to the railway station by the harbour and board the evening train heading up north to our next stop of Anchorage. Many of our fellow cruise ship passengers now joined up with tour groups to explore the main …

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Β  Glacier Bay is one of the most incredible places we have ever visited. The National Park is situated in Southeast Alaska and was our last stop in the Panhandle region of Alaska before sailing across the open seas on the northern Pacific Ocean to Seward, a journey that took a day and a half. …

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My last post was all about our exploration of the fascinating frontier town of Skagway on our South Eastern Alaskan travels. I hadn’t realised I had a whole bunch of additional photos hiding in my computer archives so decided to include them this week as a postcript to Skagway – Klondike Gold Rush Tales From …

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Another overnight sailing from our previous port of call, Juneau, took us to the frontier town of Skagway Alaska. Even today the town has something of a wild west feeling to it. The population is subject to seasonal fluctuations with the summer months bringing a large influx of tourists to the region including the many, …

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Apart from wildlife conservation, which we learnt a lot about during our spectacular whale-watching tour (see here), a major theme of our Alaskan trip was discovering more about the effects of climate change. This was especially apparent on our afternoon excursion out to the Mendenhall Glacier Protection area, a conservation area only a few miles …

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Although travel isn’t possible at present and indeed most of us will be staying close to home for some considerable time to come, it’s still nice to reminisce and perhaps dare to dream of some future trips. With this in mind I thought I’d get caught up with a past trip that I never finished …

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We’re settling back into home life after a month on the road. We covered thousands of miles by air, rail, road and sea and took in some amazing sights along the way. After 11 different overnight stops it’s nice to be back in our own bed again and catching up with the pets and family. …

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