I am going to be heading up to Alaska next week to join some good friends and do some fishing and relaxing. I was thinking about the cruise Steve and I just finished and it reminded me of all the many different types of cruising I have seen in Alaska waters.
There is of course the traditional cruise to Alaska on board the big cruise ships. There isn't even a rock or roll on these babies as they move up the inland passage. See all the people getting fat as they are treated like royalty.
Then there is the trawler style cruising, perfect for fishing and exploring the thousands of bays and fiords of Alaska.
For the more adventurous there is always the kayak and paddle. This is an excellent way to get in close and see the wild life.
Here are two seals on a cruise of their own.
This big fellow is happy cruising these local waters and giving all the other cruisers a thrill.
This boat can't decide if it is a sailing or motor cruiser. Probably really happy doing both. Here they were trolling for king salmon.
Now these guys were cruising for the big ones. It was slow this day so they would be happy with about anything.
Some more daring like to cruise both the seas and the skys. Great views of the fantastic scenery.
This fellow likes to bring his sky cruiser along on his sea cruiser. Actually this is a commercial boat that goes around to the other commercial fishing boats and picks up their catch for processing and freezing. This way the commercial guys can stay out longer.
Now this is just one classic sail boat. A real beauty and probably available for charter. Just a tad bigger than Spartina.
Alaska is an amazing place, there is so much to see and do. A real outdoor-person's playground. So I'll be back shortly and I know Steve will keep the home fires burning.