Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Land of the Midnight Sun

 Back from Alaska and let me just say,
That is a truly beautiful place.
Bert was not too happy about my
leaving and I hear he was a bit pouty
but he also had a great time staying
with Goose for two nights and with
Zero for one night. 
 Just before we left my sister
sent us an email of what had
landed in the trees above her
house.  At first I was a bit nervous
thinking it was a bad omen, but
come on.....they are just birds....
 The day before I left I made
it a point to spend a lot of
quality time with Bert, but he
knew something was up.  Even
when we were at the pond, he
hung his head over the rail
looking as sad as he possibly could.
Yes, I felt a little guilty, that is until
I got to Alaska.  Oh my is that a
beautiful beautiful place.
We stopped every few miles on
our way to Seward from Anchorage
hiking up into the back country.
There was waterfalls around
every turn, and like Bert
I like to see where they all
start their journey downward.
I was prepared to see all kinds
of animals both in the water
and on the land.
I was not disappointed.
 I am a total moose fan, I
follow the moose in our area
closely monitoring their
everyday lives.  I love their
gentle spirits,  there big
dreamy eyes.   But the moose
in Alaska are a whole different
breed than I was used to seeing
and the only word I can use for
them is Magnificent.
 Sea Lions, Otters, Seals
whales, porpoises, orcas...
all and more around
every turn.
And yes, we got to meet
the famous Ryker.  Oh he
and Bert would have had so
much fun. 
 Glaciers were everywhere
and to hear and see one
calve will set your soul to
quivering.  Oh the power
And Yes, it is the land of
the Midnight Sun.   This is
the sunset at one am.  I waited
for it to get darker but the sun
then ran parallel along the
horizon leaving an hours worth
of this view before it started to
rise back up into the sky.
I must go back.


  1. WOW! Golden Thanks for sharing beautiful photos of Alaska, a place my mom want to visit. Did you go fishing? I bet Bert missed you. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
    BTW: Since you are back, do you plan to join our 1st Anniversary See Beautiful this Friday. No pressure since you just got back. Golden Woofs

  2. Moms dream. That is fantastic
    Benny & Lily

  3. What an incredible trip. Your photos are beautiful. I'll have to add Alaska to the ever-lengthening bucket list. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow what stunning photos!! I would love to go there some day!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  5. Beautiful photos. And Bert can come stay with me anytime.

  6. Sooooo good to have your Vickie home now I bet! Great pictures.... my mum would love Alaska too!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  7. Beautiful! Beautiful! AND you got to meet Ryker! What a great trip!

  8. SHE's jealous. SHE has always wanted to see a moose. Didn't see one in Alaska or Norway......

    Brought back some great memories.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  9. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful photos with us!

    We bet Bert is one happy puppy to have you home!


  10. What a gorgeous place! We were lucky enough to go about two years ago. It is truly awesome. I am sure Bert is glad to have you back!!

  11. Found your new blog. :)

    Beautiful pictures. Alaska is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. So much wild there. My only problem was that I could not sleep since it never really got dark enough. I tried to block out the light, but my body knew...lol.

  12. When I close my eyes I'm in Alaska too - thanks for sharing this adventure with me. The vultures look exactly like the guys from Lucky Luke comics - I think they look interesting (but scary too)

  13. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place with all of us.

    Millie & Walter

  14. We know that Bert is sooooo happy to have you home! Just show him your pictures and hopefully he'll understand why you were away. Those are beautiful!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  15. This was so amazing and so beautiful. We have some friends who live in Haines, AK but just never realized how beautiful it really was.

    That water fall video looks exactly like a mural we have in our family room. It's called Kent Falls. Don't know where Kent Falls really is, but it sure looks the same!


  16. Now that we have seen the BEAUTY and MAJESTY... all we can say is that we FORGIVE you fur leaving our furend. We can certainly understand. THANK YOU for sharing that GLORIOUS VIDEO with us. And Welcome HOME!!

  17. Wowaers, we could look at these pictures all day - what a magical place!!! Mom would love to visit there one day too!

    We know Bert missed you a lot, but you and he are so lucky to have such great friends to keep him company and well.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  18. What a fantastic journey! I want to go now!

  19. Wow! So beautiful, Bert! We do miss you but no worries, we will be here. We don't get to post so often but we always try to visit you and our pals as much as we can.

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful places and sights in Alaska.


    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

  20. You know - they say money can't buy you happiness - but they are wrong - we can use our money to buy memories like this that will last our life time! What a truly wonderful place.

  21. Beautiful! I hope to get up there one day.


  22. WOW, way to much to take in, bet that was one fun and exciting trip, such a country with mesmerizing views, and you got to meet Ryker, Don't tell Bert

    The Mad Scots

  23. OMD!! That is sooo beautifuls!! I don't thinks I would mind lookin' at that sunset all night! Wow.
    Ryker is beautifuls too! Yeah, I thinks Bert would have had a blast with Ryker!!
    Glads your Moms is back safe and sound Bert!!

  24. Oh my goodness, what an amazing trip! It sounds like it was even more amazing then expected :) And that moose is so handsome! Mom never noticed what cute little ears they have before.

  25. Hi Vickie!
    It was wonderful meeting you and spending time together. Your photos and videos did Alaska proud. Loved seeing our little beaver :) I am looking forward to your return and traveling to Homer...don't forget!

  26. How gorgeous! I'd love to go there one day. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos with us!

  27. Oh Vickie that was so wonderful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. What an amazing place and animals/birds. We know Bert would have been over the moon to have you back. Our mum said if she had the opportunity to see Alaska she might just leave us!! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  28. Fantastic post! I loved the photographs and wish you were here to explain them all and share your experiences. What a trip!

  29. Spectacular photos! that one with the mountains reflected in the water - wooo!!!!! You got such good views of the animals - wow. I hope that you're going to show us even more! Welcome back.

  30. These are beautiful pictures--well, except maybe that Bird One. That one's skeery. Thanks for coming to visit Bert--sorry I was sleeping! I love to nap! Say hi to my Romantic Rival Allred will you?

  31. What an awesome experience! Your photos are stunning!

  32. thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pictures with us! looks like you had a wonderful time.

  33. That is my dream trip in the states. God only knows if we'll ever get there, but a girl can dream, right?

  34. wow, so glad you had a great time! thanks for sharing your pictures