Monthly Archives: June 2011

World Trip 2011: Day 13 – Anchorage to Los Angeles, USA

Sunday 12 June 2011 Highlights: Walking around Anchorage, In-flight Internet access Last day of the trip with any non travel activities. Woke up with the news that flights into Melbourne have stopped and face major disruptions due to South American … Continue reading

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World Trip 2011: Day 12 – Redoubt Bay, USA

Saturday 11 June 2011 Highlights: Boat Plane Flight, Black Bear close up The last major event of the trip, a flight to Redoubt Bay to check out the local wildlife.  This started with my first ever ‘float’ or boat flight.  … Continue reading

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World Trip 2011: Day 11 – Whittier, USA

Friday 10 June 2011 Highlights: Scenic Coastal Train Trip, Whittier Glaciers and Dolphins A welcome late start saw me catch the 8.40 am shuttle for the 10 am train from Anchorage to Whittier.  The coastal 61 mile trip was down over … Continue reading

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World Trip 2011: Day 10 – Denali to Anchorage, USA

Thursday 9 June 2011 Highlights: Anchorage Museum Early start with bus pickup at 7 am, which while becoming common is leaving me tried by the middle of the day.  Still this was an easy travel day today with a 8 … Continue reading

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World Trip 2011: Day 9 – Denali, USA

Wednesday 8 June 2011 Highlights: Denali National Park, Native Wildlife (including spotting a Bald Eagle!) and Mount McKinley Today I got up early for a very long tour of Denali National Park starting at 6.30 am I found myself travelling … Continue reading

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World Trip 2011: Day 8 – Anchorage to Denali, USA

Tuesday 7 June 2011 Highlights: Nine hour scenic train trip, white water rafting (class 3 & 4) Early start day.  I had a 8.15 am train to Denali with a 7.15 am check in this meant I needed to catch the … Continue reading

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World Trip 2011: Day 7 – San Francisco to Anchorage, USA

Monday 6 June 2011 Highlights: The sun shining brightly at 00.30 in Anchorage Said a last goodbye to San Francisco with an early 6.20 am start. The next major part of this trip will see many early mornings as I … Continue reading

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