Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

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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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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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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We’re back in Perth after a few days away in the south west region of WA, our first break since we got back from overseas last May. It was such a lovely feeling to travel again, even over a relatively short distance. So I’ll intersperse our WA travels over the next few weeks in between …

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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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We booked all our tours for Juneau and Skagway (the following destination) through a guy called Chris. He had set up alongside the arrival quay in Juneau Port (see here for last post). We saved a small fortune on the advertised prices on the boat and also got to see some places that we wouldn’t …

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