Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

We’ve recently returned from a winter’s break down in the pretty southern coastal town of Denmark (the Western Australian town not the European country!). You may remember our daughter, Mlle, did a guest post on her trip to Denmark earlier this year (see here)? After a gap of nearly 20 years since our last visit …

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After our incredible trip to Denali National Park (see here and here) we bade farewell to our accommodation at Carlo Creek and headed up the highway north. The last stop on our Alaskan trip was the northern city of Fairbanks – the end of the Alaska Railroad and for that matter more or less the …

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There’s only one road in and out of Denali National Park Alaska. We headed back out the way we had come in along the narrow and at times precipitous route till we reached the park entrance. Since we had a long stop for lunch at Denali Backcountry Lodge (see here for Part 1), we didn’t …

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Following on from last week’s post (see here), we had arrived early evening in the little settlement of Creekside, just on the edge of the wild and rugged Denali National Park . We had booked a day excursion to the national park through our accommodation hosts at McKinley Creek Cottages. The assembly point for the …

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After our couple of days sojourn in Anchorage (see here) we continued northwards on our Alaskan trip by road, having picked up a large station wagon from a car hire firm in downtown Anchorage. We could, however, have taken the rail option with the Alaska Railroad, which runs services up as far north as Fairbanks …

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I just have a few posts to finish off my Alaska series (see here for all previous posts). It does seem strange to to be writing this over two years later when travel seems somewhat of a distant memory. In the best of times the tourist season in Alaska was relatively short from May to …

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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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We had arrived in Seward Alaska on a grey and misty morning at the end of our week-long cruise from Vancouver (see here) Our train up to Anchorage was not due to board till early evening so, having secured our luggage at the station, we headed into town to see what was on offer. Seward …

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A complete change of scene this week as I’ve been sorting through photos taken on the last part of our Alaskan trip (in August 2018 back in the days when we could travel further afield). Our week-long cruise from Vancouver finished at the port of Seward, situated on Resurrection Bay on the southern coast of …

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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. A …

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