|One boat carrying logs and another one dragging them across the water.||
|It would seem that Scandinavian immigrants played a part in Prince Rupert's history. Why else would they fly these flags?|
|I believe this to be the Museum of Northern British Columbia. We didn't visit, but it's an interesting looking building.|
|Our time in Prince Rupert was to be spent on a marine life excursion. So all aboard the Tsimshian Storm and let's look for whales and seals and eagles and other marine life.|
|On the way out, we passed the village of Metlakatla, a community of Tsimshian Indians. The people running this excursion were all Tsimshian.|
|A bald eagle. We saw many over the course of the trip, but I was rubbish at getting a decent photo of one. This was the best of the lot.|
|Other eagles. I think these were golden eagles.|
|Once we got out to the prime whale area, all the boats just stopped and waited.|
|Somewhere under that disturbance in the water's surface is a humpback whale.|
Ooh, slightly more disturbed water.
Click here for a 14-second video of a bald eagle. This one swooped down over our heads and into the water for something to eat. I couldn't get his splash into the water, but I got him taking off again. Be sure to pay attention to the thrilling audio featuring the stepmother and the nephew.
|Now there's a whale. This was the best opportunity for a whale picture, so I just pointed and started clicking.|
|More of the whale.|
|That's the best picture of it I got. As I said, I just pointed and clicked. But when I did, I wasn't looking through the camera. I wanted to get a good look at it with my own eyes instead of through a camera lens. Because of that, my aim with the camera sort of drifted and the last photo, one of the tail out of the water, was so off that only a small part of it was even in the shot. In fact, this one was way off to the left of the original photo too. I cropped it here to be a closer look and so that I didn't seem like the worst photographer in the world.|
|More mountains. I know, I know. Enough with the mountains already. But just like my Nevada trip, I just found myself taking so many pictures of snow-covered mountains.|
|Here are the Tsimshian people who run the boat excursion.|
|The Sun. Don't stare straight at it. You'll go blind. No wait, that's masturbation. What happens when you stare directly at the sun, hairy palms?|
|That's a shopping mall. It says so right on the side.|
|One of the first things I noticed on the trip was that the channel that shows the position of the ship featured a map with a strange error. The U.S.-Canada border looks suspiciously like the U.S.-Mexico border. Either that, or the Canucks have captured huge parts of Montana, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, etc while we weren't looking. I had to wait until we got back closer to Seattle to be able to get a picture. You figure someone with the cruise line would have noticed this mistake.|
|Dawn in Seattle. That's her right down there. Can you see her waiving?
I came back sick as a dog and with a sinus infection. But it was a nice cruise. Everyone always raves about the Alaskan cruises and for good reason. Even as someone who does not prefer cruising, the scenery was beautiful.
Anyway, that's it. I have no clever ending.
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