Astral Imaging at Dogwood Ridge Observatory

Latitude: 3748'51.0" N"
Scottsville, Virginia 24590


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Alaska Trip
May 24th - June 6th, 2016

Day 1 - Chantilly, Va. Day 2 - Vancouver, Canada
Day 2 - Vancouver, Canada Vancouver Aquarium Day 3 - 1st Day at Sea - The Princess Island
Day 4 - The Port of Ketchikan Day 4 - The Port of Ketchikan Page 2
Day 4 - The Port of Ketchikan Tongass Museum Day 5 - The Port of Juneau
Day 5 - The Port of Juneau - Marty's Whale Watching Day 5 - The Port of Juneau Steve's Fishing/Eagle Pictures
Day 5 - Marty's Mendenhall Glacier Day 6 - The Port of Skagway
Day 6 - The Port of Skagway - White Pass Scenic Railway Day 7 - Glacier Bay Scenic Cruising
Day 7 - Margerie Glacier Day 7 - Lamplugh Glacier
Day 7 - Calving Ice at Margerie Glacier Day 8 - College Fjord Scenic Cruising
Day 9 - The Port of Whittier Day 9/10 - The MT. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
Day 9 - Scenic Railway to Talkeetna Day 12 - Denali National & State Park Tour
Day 11/12 - Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge Day 12 - Denali National Park - Iditarod Dogs
Day 13 - Fairbanks Riverboat Tour Day 13 - University of Alaska's Museum of the North



This is a trip that has been on my bucket list for a long time. I was fortunate enough to have thought of using an excellent travel agency to book this trip and it was the smartest thing I've done in a while. Using Globe Travel and having Jane as our booking agent, not bookie, and Stephen to look out for our air travel, thanks Stephen, made this a wonderfully fulfilling trip. We took the Northbound cruise and then the 5 day land trip which involved both train and bus staying at the Princess Whittier Wilderness Lodge for 2 nights, 2 additional nights at the Princess Denali Wilderness Lodge, and a final night at the Fairbanks Lodge before flying home. I've broken up the photos to reflect the passage of time from the first day till the end, not of time but rather the trip. And I've only posted the best of the over 1,800 pictures that we took during our brief stay.

I feel certain that Marty and I will return sometime in the near future to further explore this wonderful state. A big thanks to Jane and Stephen for making this trip so wonderful and easy. I know we will be calling on Jane and Stephen again and Globe Travel will be the agency we use many times yet.



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