Summer Catch Up (Part 1)

Published by on

June began with a cruise to Alaska.

We sailed from Vancouver, into a beautiful west coast sunset.

cruise sunset

The sunrise’s were pretty spectacular too! Yeah, I know … the camera was just a little off kilter.

cruise sunrise

Our first stop was Ketchikan, this is the view pulling into port –> not a BIG metropolis, but you knew that already right?


All of the wild roses around town reminded me of home (Alberta –> wild rose country).

wild rose ~ ketchikan, ak

Only we don’t have totems!

ketchikan totem

I loved the trees growing out of this guys head.

My favourite part of Ketchikan was Creek Street.

creek street  ~ ketchikan, ak

Until the 1950’s this was Ketchikan’s red light district and all these buildings were brothels, now they are quaint shops.

Just yesterday, I uploaded/downloaded all my holiday images. They are disappointing and there are way too many.

Alaska is so fabulous and I’m afraid I haven’t done it justice.

MK xo
If you’ve enjoyed this post, please subscribe to my feed.


Jenn B · July 24, 2009 at 10:39 pm

nice pics! You were over in my neck of the woods a bit…we’re just over an hour south of Vancouver (in the US so I guess Vancouver’s not really OUR neck, ha)…. i’d love to do an alaskan cruise sometime in the not TOO distant future. :) heck, we still have yet to visit Vancouver, let alone getting around to a cruise!!
.-= Jenn B´s last blog ..I Don’t Like Berries =-.

    MommyKnows · July 25, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Hey Jenn B,

    You must, must, must get to AK (and Vancouver). They are both fabulous.

Carey · July 25, 2009 at 7:26 am

Your pictures are beautiful!
What setting did you take the first picture on? I love taking pics of the sunset/sunrise, but i never know what setting to put it on.
If you want to see more pics of Alaska..check out this site:
Its a photography blog, and the photographer takes a lot of pics of Alaska…his hometown.
.-= Carey´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

    MommyKnows · July 25, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Hey Carey,

    Here are the settings:

    Camera: Nikon D300
    Exposure: 1/6000 sec
    Aperture: f/4.8
    Focal Length: 50 mm
    Exposure: 0.00
    ISO Speed: 200
    Exposure Bias: -1/2 EV
    Flash: No Flash


    MK xo

Madeline · July 25, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Oh. my. how incredibly beautiful. Now I want to take a cruise to Alaska! The sunsets and wild roses are enough of a reason to go.
.-= Madeline´s last blog ..Who Needs A Zoo When You’ve Got A Backyard? =-.

jafer · July 25, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Wow, those are great pictures. I love that kinda stuff, local scenery, sunsets, sunrises.

But when you say that all those shops used to be brothels, I have to wonder… in such a small place, just how many brothels did they need?
.-= jafer´s last blog ..My Family Doctor =-.

Jodi Renshaw · July 25, 2009 at 7:29 pm

I have missed your updates. So glad to have you back :) I have wondered about your health, missed your wit, etc.

Your trip looks amazing! I have to admit, I would have rather seen brothels than gift shops though. But I enjoy viewing the “seedy” side of life.

Keep the blog posts coming.
.-= Jodi Renshaw´s last blog ..Feels Like Starting Over. =-.

Andy · July 25, 2009 at 10:58 pm

These are amazing sites. Great scenery. I love it.

Hannah · July 26, 2009 at 12:39 am

Wow, Kim! It looks so beautiful! My hubby wants to go to Alaska – I won’t show him these pics or he will be VERY jealous! ;-)

Jennifer Lopez · July 26, 2009 at 2:59 am

These photos are nice. I like it. Thanks for sharing.

your cous' · July 26, 2009 at 10:29 am

Awsome pics MK, first I’ve seen from the trip.

kategvt · July 26, 2009 at 12:26 pm

AMAZING pics! love them!!!

Holly at Tropic of Mom · July 26, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Wow, your photos are so great! That’s cool you got to go. Sometimes I feel I’m the only one who hasn’t been to Alaska yet. Hope the rest of your summer is just as nice.
.-= Holly at Tropic of Mom´s last blog ..Enjoying the view =-.

Simon Wilby · July 26, 2009 at 9:05 pm

The photos of the sun setting in and the creek street are stunning. Great shots and angles!

Nieruchomosci Gryfino · July 27, 2009 at 1:00 am

It’s so romantic. I’d love to go there for my honey moon. Such an adorable place. Also nice sunset.
.-= Nieruchomosci Gryfino´s last blog ..Sprzedaż domu w Gryfinie =-.

Wedding Songs · July 27, 2009 at 3:02 am

The photos are worth the effort and everything. Do you exhibit your photos? They are professionally captured. The sunset and the sunrise are superb. Good shots!

Ms. M

UPrinting · July 27, 2009 at 8:53 pm

These are spectacular photos! Everything looks absolutely amazing, love the sunset shot. And especially the shot of the pink wild rose, nice macro shot! You shouldn’t be disappointed, your work is definitely wonderful :) Thanks!

Sea Fishing Rods · July 29, 2009 at 9:43 pm

you certainly have an eye for get photos.

Outdoor Living Furniture · July 29, 2009 at 9:44 pm

WOW amazing pics, you have a real talent.
Hope you had a time away.

ed hardy clothes · August 4, 2009 at 7:31 am

WOW amazing pics, you have a real talent.
Hope you had a time away.

Football Picks · August 7, 2009 at 8:01 am

Wow, these are some great pictures from a wide variety of scenes!
.-= Football Picks´s last blog ..Baseball Picks: Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners =-.

Leigh Erhard · February 16, 2011 at 3:09 pm

We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your web site offered us with valuable information to work on. You have done a formidable job and our whole community will be thankful to you.

sack barrow · August 7, 2011 at 4:53 am

Hi, just wanted you to know I added your site to my Google bookmarks due to your great information…

Leave a Reply