It is hard to believe that it has been over a month since my last blog post. Work, and then vacation, has severely limited my time to blog, but there will be more posts soon covering the usual topics (light pollution, Star Trek, astronomy, etc.). Before I get to those I'll be posting some shots from my recent vacation (yeah, yeah, I know...) - a cruise along the coast of Alaska and Canada.
The really cool shots are coming later, but I wanted to start off with something a little different.
One day my wife and I were standing on the deck of the ship taking the view of Canada and the occasional ships gliding past when someone seriously asked, "Is that a Viking ship?"
The "Viking ship" was none other than a construction barge with two full-sized cranes on it - vastly larger than the passerby imagined it to be.
While we took in the view another tug boat sailed by pulling a barge with some shipping containers on it.
The things we already know to be big are dwarfed by the enormity and the beauty of it all and I am okay with that. It gives me a wonderful sense of scale.
More pics are coming up in future posts. So expect glaciers (like the one above), waterfalls, whales, dolphins, etc. here soon.