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2 minutes ago, rafinmd said:

Are you still headed home?  When will you be back?

 

Roy

As of now I am in Olympia with my sister. I have a project I want to finish creating a Legacy Home sign for them on a cross section of an old tree. I’m aiming to travel home next week. 

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Thanks to Rich for creating this wonderful community of caring folks.  This is certainly a “go to” site, for friendship, encouragement, learning and so much more.  Thanks to all for making The Daily a place to be!

 

In 4 Alaskan cruises, have never made it to Tracy Arm!  My list of places to visit keeps growing.

 

Have a great day, everyone.

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Good morning, all! So, stars, poetry, and kissing my mate. Could there possibly be a better grouping of days? It may rain tonight and block the stars, but I can still kiss my mate, so the most important thing still stands. We have ribs coated in dry rub and waiting to be cooked later, so dinner is set.  Ind you, fajitas made with leftover rib meat would be tasty tomorrow. I can get out the tortilla press and make fresh tortillas for the occasion. We have cruised Tracy Arm, and it was lovely. There are pictures somewhere, but since all the glaciers are just labeled Alaska, there’s no point digging them out. 
Rich, happy anniversary to you and the Fleet Report. Thank you for allowing it to become our shelter for the time being!
The Rieslings all came out to explore today. There are indeed four of them, three black and one grey. They figured out how to jump up the edging between the patio and the garden, but the soil was a new and suspicious substance. The two boldest finally braved the dirt and seemed to like it. Then a songbird landed on the birdbath, and all four Rieslings bolted back to the safety of the doghouse and have been there since.

 

The ringleaders check out the edge of the garden.

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And of course, Happy Wednesday, especially to the BHB’s awaiting our return!

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42 minutes ago, rafinmd said:

We've already had some nice photos of Tracy arm but I'll add a few more.  In my mind the best way to see Tracy is to take the 7-day cruise out of Vancouver (or at least the first  half, continuing to Denali and Anchorage by land as I did), and rendezvousing with the Allen Marine boat in the morning.  I did it as part of my Grand Alaska Panama in 2018.  On the way into Tracey we saw a bear:

 

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Our final destination was South Sawyer Glacier near the end of the Arm.  We saw many seals:

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We got very close to the Glacier:

 

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On the way out we paused at several waterfalls, including Weddingcake.  Couples often choose to get married on a boat at the base of these falls:

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We arrived in Juneau in time for dinner.  That year there was an active community for Juneau sailaway (or sail-in) threads.  Marmion Island and Grand Island were reference points for the pilots on the way into Juneau and I posted photos of them on my blog.  When I arrived in Juneau, my Volendam and her r-class twin, the Zaandam, were sitting end to end:

 

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We were also given a map where I marked out our route in the Arm:

https://morethangetaways.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/tracytour.pdf

 

Roy

 

We were on the Zaandam in early May 2018....and couldn't get into Tracy Arm (due to ice)....

 

Plan B was a beautiful trip down Endicott Arm....a gorgeous day....with a couple of bear sightings....:)

 

Until I saw your map....I couldn't remember the name of Endicott Arm.....thanks....!!!

 

 

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Good afternoon. Thanks for the Daily Rich.

Good days and good quote. Alas, no mate to kiss.

I like the meal and wine. I'll pass on the drink.

I've cruised in Alaska but I don't think to Tracy Arm Inlet. Thanks for the great pictures!

 

It's sunny and warm, but they are calling for thunderstorms, 60mph winds and perhaps hail later today. I need to move a couple of potted plants into the garage so they don't get pummelled.

 

Prayers for the care list and cheers for the celebration list.

Stay safe everyone!

 

 

 

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A huge shout out to Rich!   Many many thanks for this happy informative place! 
 

We visited Tracey arm on our very first cruise,  thus no digital photos! 
 

love astronomy!  

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6 hours ago, cat shepard said:

I need to replenish my supply. There are still people who do not believe in “this COVID thing”.

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Totally agree.

 

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We sailed Tracy Arm on Statendam, July 2, 2015.  It was overcast  and cool, but what a beautiful place.

Happy Anniversary, Rich This is such a great place to visit, each day.

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Rich , thank you very much for your dedication posting the Daily , day in and day out for this long !  Specially at times like this it is such a wonderful place to meet up with old and new cruise friends , seeing the beautiful pictures and reading of all the nice adventures  on the BHB ! 

 

Hope to meet up with you one day if not on the Rotterdam Premier cruise that we both booked somewhere else to thank you ! 

 

Have a great day everybody .Take Care and Stay Safe  ! 

 

Tony 😄

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6 hours ago, StLouisCruisers said:

Morning all!  Congrats to Rich for his Fleet Report/Daily anniversary today.  Thank you for your dedication!  Think how boring our days would be if we didn't have this bright spot to come to.

 

Also big thanks to Roy for the lists kept each day of our prayer list and celebration group which is getting bigger.  

 

A good and diverse group of Days to celebrate today.  Especially Kiss Your Mate Day.  There will be a lot of happy mates in the Daily family.

 

I suppose I've been in Tracy Arm several times.  I know for a fact we were there twice in 2009 on B2B Sapphire Princess Alaska cruises, then again in 2019 on the Amsterdam 14 day Seattle roundtrip Alaska cruise.  That one was the best because we got to see the many smaller ports HAL provides with that itinerary.  Both times were in September and we celebrated our 40th and 50th wedding anniversaries on those cruises.

 

In 2019 I recall sitting in Crow's Nest and watching the many, many whales we saw in the Tracy Arm Inlet.  The waters were so calm. enhance

 

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A very nice day!

Beautiful photos. Thanks so much for them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good afternoon all. I hope everyone is having a great day. 
I have been at the entrance to Tracy Arm but never all the way in. Looks amazing.

     I just posted a separate thread we have a BHB tomorrow in PEV 🎉

      Blessings and prayers to all on our lists.

 

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It took me awhile to get back to the computer and to find what I was looking for.  In honor or Astronomy Day,  I have a few pictures that DH took last fall and early this year when we were in Quartzsite.  I think I may have posted some of these before, but I don't have notes on which ones I posted several months ago; so I hope you enjoy them again.

 

There are many fascinating objects in the sky not only planets and constellations, but clouds of gas and dust, clusters, galaxies, the moon and nebulae.  We think the nebulae are the most interesting.

 

This is a double cluster in Perceus.

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An open cluster with an exploding star.

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The Triangulum Galaxy

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Now we come to the stars (excuse the pun) of the show, the nebulae.

 

The Horsehead nebula

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The Bubble nebula

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The Crescent nebula

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The Dumbbell nebula

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The Helix nebula

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The North American nebula333167046_NorthAmericanNebula.thumb.jpg.563293df444c722f752f7522607b6022.jpg

 

The two veiled nebulae are illuminated by an exploding star which appears in the West Veiled nebula.

The East Veiled nebula.

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The West Veiled nebula

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Lenda

 

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6 minutes ago, StLouisCruisers said:

@Quartzsite Cruiseryour photos are so unique and beautiful.  Amazing what's out there in our sky!

Thanks. They are actually DH's pictures that he allows me to post.  We have a lot more, but these showed the objects the best.

 

We are both still stunned by some of the things we see through the telescope.  DH has a new telescope which he can control with his tablet.  It can see deeper into space than any of the other ones he has.

 

Lenda

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44 minutes ago, Quartzsite Cruiser said:

It took me awhile to get back to the computer and to find what I was looking for.  In honor or Astronomy Day,  I have a few pictures that DH took last fall and early this year when we were in Quartzsite.  I think I may have posted some of these before, but I don't have notes on which ones I posted several months ago; so I hope you enjoy them again.

 

There are many fascinating objects in the sky not only planets and constellations, but clouds of gas and dust, clusters, galaxies, the moon and nebulae.  We think the nebulae are the most interesting.

 

This is a double cluster in Perceus.

82550975_DoubleClusterinPerseus.thumb.jpg.838a36c8abe49b297437e916316fad71.jpg

 

An open cluster with an exploding star.

2048032063_OpenClusterwithExplodingStar-M46.thumb.jpg.7d4ac7f765e6b50c4a7d6300b2a19e8f.jpg

 

The Triangulum Galaxy

2066608246_TriangulumGalaxy.thumb.jpeg.0ea3870d1f1f11e011f78d23fe923151.jpeg

 

Now we come to the stars (excuse the pun) of the show, the nebulae.

 

The Horsehead nebula

20201210_233329.thumb.jpg.47d3c778bc036c71ad7d22e2e2c6ab64.jpg
 

The Bubble nebula

570988949_BubbleNebula.thumb.jpg.c2c1ec4021e2567b5fc137702261ac87.jpg

 

The Crescent nebula

1520467906_CrescentNebula.thumb.jpeg.31e50932ae6cee744315653db67139d5.jpeg

 

The Dumbbell nebula

1188299369_DumbbellNebula2.thumb.jpg.bbc52e284405f3164e08bb7123a09189.jpg

 

The Helix nebula

503796198_HelixNebula.thumb.jpg.17799973b661b15f55408148a42ee093.jpg

 

The North American nebula333167046_NorthAmericanNebula.thumb.jpg.563293df444c722f752f7522607b6022.jpg

 

The two veiled nebulae are illuminated by an exploding star which appears in the West Veiled nebula.

The East Veiled nebula.

341983228_EastVeilNebulaNGC6992.thumb.jpeg.c31a053e29041cdaacc10d41589f286d.jpeg

 

The West Veiled nebula

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Lenda

 


 

Spectacular, Lenda! Thank you for sharing!

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Good afternoon, Dailyites, and thanks to Rich, Roy, the drinks and recipe ladies, and especially Lenda for those amazing astronomical photos!  Congratulations to Rich for starting a third year of being our leader.  I always followed our next ship on the Fleet Report, making sure it knew where it was going and would be at our next departure port in time, now they are all just sitting there waiting for us to get going again!  

 

We have sailed past Tracey Arm a couple of times, and I thought I had a photo of the little boat that takes people up, but I must have discarded it.  On the 2-week cruises on Amsterdam, we have gone up Tracey Arm twice, the second time much closer to the glaciers than the first.  Roy, we saw that little boat at the waterfall - it looked like it was trying to climb up the hillside!  Maybe there was a wedding going on...

 

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When I went outside this morning to do a bit of gardening, the air was filled with the scent of my lilac - I planted it 4 years ago, the deer have eaten it almost to the ground a couple of times, so last year I put a fence around it, and this year when I saw the first nibbles I put the fence back, and it had buds for the first time, and now they are opening.

 

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1 hour ago, Quartzsite Cruiser said:

It took me awhile to get back to the computer and to find what I was looking for.  In honor or Astronomy Day,  I have a few pictures that DH took last fall and early this year when we were in Quartzsite.  I think I may have posted some of these before, but I don't have notes on which ones I posted several months ago; so I hope you enjoy them again.

 

There are many fascinating objects in the sky not only planets and constellations, but clouds of gas and dust, clusters, galaxies, the moon and nebulae.  We think the nebulae are the most interesting.

 

This is a double cluster in Perceus.

82550975_DoubleClusterinPerseus.thumb.jpg.838a36c8abe49b297437e916316fad71.jpg

 

An open cluster with an exploding star.

2048032063_OpenClusterwithExplodingStar-M46.thumb.jpg.7d4ac7f765e6b50c4a7d6300b2a19e8f.jpg

 

The Triangulum Galaxy

2066608246_TriangulumGalaxy.thumb.jpeg.0ea3870d1f1f11e011f78d23fe923151.jpeg

 

Now we come to the stars (excuse the pun) of the show, the nebulae.

 

The Horsehead nebula

20201210_233329.thumb.jpg.47d3c778bc036c71ad7d22e2e2c6ab64.jpg
 

The Bubble nebula

570988949_BubbleNebula.thumb.jpg.c2c1ec4021e2567b5fc137702261ac87.jpg

 

The Crescent nebula

1520467906_CrescentNebula.thumb.jpeg.31e50932ae6cee744315653db67139d5.jpeg

 

The Dumbbell nebula

1188299369_DumbbellNebula2.thumb.jpg.bbc52e284405f3164e08bb7123a09189.jpg

 

The Helix nebula

503796198_HelixNebula.thumb.jpg.17799973b661b15f55408148a42ee093.jpg

 

The North American nebula333167046_NorthAmericanNebula.thumb.jpg.563293df444c722f752f7522607b6022.jpg

 

The two veiled nebulae are illuminated by an exploding star which appears in the West Veiled nebula.

The East Veiled nebula.

341983228_EastVeilNebulaNGC6992.thumb.jpeg.c31a053e29041cdaacc10d41589f286d.jpeg

 

The West Veiled nebula

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Lenda

 

 

WOW.  Amazing pics.  Thank you so very much for sharing them with us 🙂 

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4 minutes ago, Vict0riann said:

 

 

 

 

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I can smell them from here 😉.  Gorgeous.  Your deer prevention was sure worth it 👍 👏 

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11 minutes ago, Vict0riann said:

Good afternoon, Dailyites, and thanks to Rich, Roy, the drinks and recipe ladies, and especially Lenda for those amazing astronomical photos!  Congratulations to Rich for starting a third year of being our leader.  I always followed our next ship on the Fleet Report, making sure it knew where it was going and would be at our next departure port in time, now they are all just sitting there waiting for us to get going again!  

 

We have sailed past Tracey Arm a couple of times, and I thought I had a photo of the little boat that takes people up, but I must have discarded it.  On the 2-week cruises on Amsterdam, we have gone up Tracey Arm twice, the second time much closer to the glaciers than the first.  Roy, we saw that little boat at the waterfall - it looked like it was trying to climb up the hillside!  Maybe there was a wedding going on...

 

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When I went outside this morning to do a bit of gardening, the air was filled with the scent of my lilac - I planted it 4 years ago, the deer have eaten it almost to the ground a couple of times, so last year I put a fence around it, and this year when I saw the first nibbles I put the fence back, and it had buds for the first time, and now they are opening.

 

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Oh, your lilac is taking me back to the home where I grew up!  There was a small lilac tree/bush in the backyard and it always bloomed before May Day so we could make a bouquet of flowers for our Mother.  The scent was so fragrant.  I loved it!

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