Thursday, July 26, 2012


Finally! by RV Bob
Finally!, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Got to get a clear photo of Denali.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Nagley's Store, Talkeetna, Alaska

We drove over to Talkeetna for a quick look. There are a lot of old buildings in this town.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Locomotive by RV Bob
Locomotive, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Unplanned night spent along Turnagain Arm.

The trains ran just outside our bedroom.

Bird Portrait

Bird Portrait by RV Bob
Bird Portrait, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We spent another night (unplanned, this time) at Turnagain Arm, south of Anchorage. As we sat on the rocks near our RV, we noticed a small bird flying very fast, and swooping into the rocks below.

I was able to capture one good image. This bird must be a relative of the "swift" because it flow very fast, and was probably tending a nest in the rocks on the cliff.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Worthington Glacier

Worthington Glacier by RV Bob
Worthington Glacier, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
As we drove back north from Valdez, we passed by this glacier area. It is easily accessible from the Richardson Highway, and some brave souls climb up to the bottom of the ice.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Valdez Fish

Valdez Fish by RV Bob
Valdez Fish, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We finally had a beautiful day in Valdez, and included a walk around the fishing piers in our plans.

There are many amateur anglers around, and the boat crews are happy to display the catch. These halibut are pretty big!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Meares Glacier Calving

Meares Glacier Calving by RV Bob
Meares Glacier Calving, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We took a boat trip around the Valdez area, which included a stop at Meares Glacier. There was plenty of ice falling.

Our boat trip included seeing Stellar Seal Lions, and Harbor Seals.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Eagle by RV Bob
Eagle, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Valdez was really interesting. One of our stops was the Soloman Creek hatchery. The salmon were fighting their way into the hatchery, since they had been born and imprinted there. This action brought about the arrival of millions of salmon during our visit.

This eagle was just one of the animals (including people) who were dining on the arriving salmon.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Bee on Tufted Vetch

Bee on Tufted Vetch by RV Bob
Bee on Tufted Vetch, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We drove the Glenn Highway from Anchorage, heading out for Valdez.

Along the road, there were some pretty wildflowers. This bee was taking advantage of the flowers, too.

Friday, July 6, 2012

"Light at the End"

"Light at the End" by RV Bob
"Light at the End", a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We drove through the Whittier Tunnel, only to find more rain on the other side. After a night of pounding rain, we drove BACK through the tunnel and spent a lovely night along Turnagain Arm. But that's another story...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Puffin and Ducks

Puffin and Ducks by RV Bob
Puffin and Ducks, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
It rained and rained in Seward, so we spent a day looking around the sealife center. It is an excellent facility.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Dandelion Tufts

Dandelion Tufts by RV Bob
Dandelion Tufts, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
It was raining (a lot!) in Seward. Bob was having lens troubles with his D700, so decided to dig out the "old" lenses that had been used way back in the old days: D50.

It had stopped raining just long enough to get out of the RV and take some test photos. These macros turned out pretty good, considering that it was a lens designed for the film era, and was a "cheapie".