My many adventures

Hi Folks, sorry I deleted my paragraph where I tell you all about all the places I've been to.
I'm blessed since surviving breast cancer, to travel around the world to some of the many places I've always wanted to go. There are lots more places I want to visit.
I've been to Scotland, England, Victoria BC, an Alaskan cruise, a fab Mediterranean cruise which took us to Barcelona, the Vatican & Rome, the island of Crete, Izmir & SulcukEphesus Turkey, Egypt and Malta. I have been to Las Vegas, Hollywood LA, Cabo San Lucas, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, a Disney Cruise to Bahamas and Disney's Castaway Cay island, all over Canada and Hawaii and Pearl Harbour. We can add Cozumel, Costa Maya, Mexico, Belize City and Honduras. What a fabulous way to see the world!
Take the time to do the things you want to do because life is too short and if you wait until you can afford it, you'll likely never go. So get your plans ready and pick a place and start booking your trip. It is so worth it.
Thanks for dropping by. I have lots of posts to put up so stay tuned...
Debbie


BLOG POST OF THE MONTH: Sept 20, 2016

Hi Folks! I have been away from posting because my 40 year old daughter finally got married Aug 27th 2016. It was tiring but the wedding was wonderful and very happy in the end. I sent them on a beautiful honeymoon to Calabogie Lodge in Ontario. The resort was all wood interior with two bedrooms and the master suite with a bed so big. Apparently when the drove back home to Halifax, they started arguing and it lasted all the way over four provinces. Now she feels the argument wasn't so bad. Glad they enjoyed their first vacation ever! His brother loaned them his BMW which drove like a dream.

I still have a great deal of travel posts to put up. I want our vacations and travel to be shared with you all. I'm not sure of what our travel plans will be for 2017, but for 2016, I rested all the time. Retirement is so awesome!! I was able to take pictures of the summer's Totally Eclipse of the Moom, which I'll share with you here on a post. It was incredible for sure.

I had my annual cancer check up and everything was great! It makes me so happy unfortunately, my doctor had to retire due to illness and I am trying to get a family doctor. It is horrible when you don't have someone who looks after you and knows you.

We had a fabulous summer with little rain, although the farmers and rural residents were not too happy. Some people had to pay for water since their wells went dry. This rainless weather is not something we experience so it was a little frightening.

I've been busy trying to find my ancesters with the Foran/Forhan name. Apparently two brothers came over from Dublin, one was name Edward who had a son named Edward born in Prince Edward Island and he had a son named William who had my father. I love doing ancestry but it is very frustrating when you can get no further without the "parents" names.

Well, be on the look out for my various posts. I also have a few products I want to write about as well.
Thanks friends,

Debbie

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Tracy Arm Glacier, Alaska

Tracy Arm Glacier is so incredible and we were lucky enough to see a large piece of the Glacier break away and fall into the green water and make a big splash!  It is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  The chances of that happening is just about nil!  The Captain made sure both sides of the ship could look at the Glacier and we all appreciated that decision very much.

This is the incredible Tracy Arm Glacier.

This is the piece of Glacier that broke off and Layla captured.

The Glacier piece falling into the sea.

This is the last splash the Glacier piece made as it sunk below the sea.

Layla looking at the Tracy Arm Glacier from our balcony.

Beautiful close up.  Glaciers are blue.

Another wonderful picture of the Tracy Arm Glacier.

This is a closeup of the other side of the front of the the Tracy Arm Glacier. This looks like a cave.

Me and Rialey are looking at the Tracy Arm Glacier from our big balcony.  What a view we had!

The Ice Flow almost divided the waters up between two colour greens.  One side near the cliffs were very green and the other side near the ship was a darker green.  The Mountains with their snowy caps and the huge mountains with large scraps across them from Glaciers moving against them, made for a wonderful slow cruise up iceberg alley and towards Tracy Arm Glacier.  This was the only time we needed our like coats on.  It was a little chilly but the weather was so hot in all the other places we visited.



The icebergs divided the water up and one side was more green than the other. It was so pretty.


This is a good picture of the different colour seas caused by the icebergs.





All the gouges you see in the rock were caused by the Glaciers as they moved and scraped against the rock.











Some icebergs were very blue, others became dirty.

The view from our big balcony was awesome!  In fact, the view from any part of the ship was great.  Layla climbed as high as passengers were allowed to go to catch some really fab pictures.  Breathtaking is all I can say.  We kept saying to ourselves, this is unbelievable and we are here, in Alaska, watching this incredible scenery!   What a trip, so amazing!

After we left Tracy Arm Glacier, we sailed unto Ketchikan, Alaska.  That will be another story post.  I hope you enough the wonderful pictures.  I also hope your dream to go to Alaska will come true for you as well.

Thanks everybody.  Please leave a comment if you enjoyed these pictures.