If you love the taste of grilled salmon, poached salmon, plank roasted salmon, smoked salmon, salmon mousse and want to try some salmon jerky then you should consider a trip to Alaska. You can fish for salmon, visit salmon hatcheries, see salmon leaping up stream to spawn, watch seals and bears devour salmon, and buy souvenirs shaped like salmon.
|Now you're talking! Salmon Leather. Not sure if it's for biting on or for belts.|
|Told you they sold salmon jerky. And while you're at it......|
|View from the bow of the Holland America Line MS Oosterdam|
|Sitka. You'll need one of these to get around Alaska. Oh, and the things in the foreground.|
|If he can catch a salmon, you can. And he did.|
|My mom, Jessie O'Neil, doesn't like salmon but chose to wear the color while enjoying a frozen drink.|
Her homage to Alaska's snow and ice.
You're sexy and Juneau it!
|Gold mining themed souvenirs are easy to find in Ketchikan, gold not so easy anymore.|
|Looks like my packing list for the 7 day cruise! Minus the frying pan.|
|I know, it's kind of expensive - but it's fantastic!|
Grilled, fried, blackened or made into tacos or chowder seafood is the star attraction.
|With Exec Chef Colin Harding-Jones on MS Oosterdam. I am not a real life guard.|
|All hands on deck with cameras in hand!|
|Who wants pie?!|
Alaskan desserts included Yukon whiskey laced sourdough bread pudding, Alaskan berry compote and of course, Baked Alaska was served one night (without the open flames for shipboard safety). “We have one guy in the galley with a blow torch dedicated to browning the classic meringue top,” says Harding-Jones.
|Here it is! Baked Alaska!|
But it sure tastes great with a glacier view.
|Yes, that's why they call it Glacier Blue, at Tracy's Arm Alaska Inside Passage.|