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Alaska Cruise - Part 3

1st June, 2017.

We had a few hours before we were due to meet the rest of our fellow passengers for a bus tour prior to our transfer to our boat. 126 more words

2017 - Our Trips During The Year

Alaska Cruise - Part 2

31st May, 2017 Part 2 of our photographic tour of Ketchikan.

Closeups of the Totem Poles at the entrance to our hotel.

Later in the afternoon Erich decided to walk down to the town along Creek Street, also known as Married Man’s Trail as it wound its way beside the creek past the fish ladder to the town’s former red light district. 22 more words

2017 - Our Trips During The Year

Alaska Cruise - Part 1

30th May, 2017

The time had finally arrived for our departure to Seattle via a direct flight to Vancouver. As our departure time was relatively early in the morning, we drove down to Brisbane the previous day and spent a night at a nearby motel. 516 more words

2017 - Our Trips During The Year

Reg Davidson at YVR

There are three pieces of art by Reg Davidson near to the Freedom to Move sculpture in the Vancouver International Airport that I wrote about… 106 more words



This is a colored pencil drawing from, I believe, a Hilary Stewart book titled “Looking at Totem Poles“.  Northwest Coast art is an enduring passion of mine that began about ten years ago. 56 more words



He could climb

a rock-cold mountain,

guard lost lambs

on faceless cliffs

and she would circle round

to warm his earth.


And he could carve his image… 54 more words


Britain’s fabulous totem poles

What connects Berkhamsted, Salford and Edinburgh with remote forests on the Pacific coast? Sixteen totem poles, traditionally carved in cedar.

They are informed by beliefs, values and artistic conventions that evolved on the north-west coast of Canada and America and reach back into the 19th century and earlier. 665 more words