Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Alaska Photo Diary (Part 2)

This blog post has been an extraordinarily long time coming.  If you've been here a while, you may recall that last summer my family and I went on an Alaskan cruise (see here).  However, as we were leaving the first port of Ketchikan, one of our engines broke and we ended up being stuck in Ketchikan for four days, ultimately being flown out in charter planes (such an odd experience). 

Because we never really got to see Alaska last time, we decided to go back and try again, this time making it to all of our ports (!!!) and seeing everything we missed out on last summer.  We started in Seattle, where we visited the famous Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Then we boarded the ship, and we zip lined, hiked, and shopped in Ketchikan (which feels like an oddly familiar home at this point), saw whales and glaciers in Juneau, took a train up the mountain in Skagway, and saw castles and beautiful flowers on the water in Victoria, Canada.   

Alaska is truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, and it was such a refreshing change of scenery. Highly recommended. I wanted to put this post together so I could share the amazing trip I had and be able to look back on the wonderful memories. I had about 4000 photos from the trip, so I have tried to edit them down as much as possible! Enjoy :) 

A stunning view from the ship of boats in Seattle
The Market in Seattle was FILLED with fish!
The famous market in Seattle where they throw fish at you!
The Space Needle, Seattle, Washington 
A view from one of the docks in Seattle

Seattle has some of the most gorgeous flowers!
My favorite place to hang out on the ship
A view of Ketchikan, Alaska from the ship
"Creek Street" in Ketchikan, which is lined with little shops 
A photo of myself and my brother Aaron that we replicated from last year!

Our first formal night on the ship! I was wearing a Free People dress, Michael Kors wedges, a Madewell necklace and some other vintage jewelry. 

I wore a Free People dress and Cole Haan ballet flats for another dinner on the ship.

Some shots of the Tracy Arm Fjords that we saw from the ship (at a fun 5am!). The water was the most gorgeous color

Whale watching in Juneau proved more exciting than I originally thought it would!

The incredible Mendenhall Glacier
Skagway, Alaska
In Skagway, we took the White Pass Train Ride up a massive mountain, and the views were insane!

One of my favorite shots from the trip; the lake was a mirror reflection of the mountain

This seemed like the perfect selfie moment

For our second formal night, I wore a Free People dress (which seems to be a recurring theme), Michael Kors wedges, a Dannijo stingray bracelet, a Banana Republic headband, and a Topshop ring

The cirque show on the ship was amazing!

My look for Victoria, Canada included an Asos dress, Superga sneakers, and Chloe sunglasses

Congratulations if you've made it this far. Hope you enjoyed the photos from my trip and have a great week!

xo, Sophie