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    Scenes from the road: Alaska Highway week one

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    While Alan and I are traveling on our Alaska Highway adventure (#YukonHo!), we’ll be posting weekly photo updates. Since time and internet connections are tight, we won’t waste any precious seconds introducing you to Alaska Highway Week One:

    Northern Hotel in Republic, Washington

    Northern Hotel in Republic, Washington

    The first leg of the road trip took us from Missoula, Montana to Republic, Washington. We made a mental note to return to the western-themed town to explore and hike in the mountains of northeastern Washington. What a cute town.

    Marina in Port Hardy, B.C.

    Marina in Port Hardy, B.C.

    After overnighting in Vancouver, we took the ferry to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and continued on to Port Hardy. The drive was especially scenic from Campbell River to Port Hardy. I was mesmerized by the sleek yacht parked in the marina.

    Scarlett Point lighthouse

    Scarlett Point lighthouse on Canada’s Inside Passage

    A ride on the Prince Rupert ferry was the highlight of our first week on the road. The lighthouses were especially photogenic.

    Whale spouting in the waters of Canada's inside passage.

    The best of our whale sightings in the Inside Passage

    Although we saw numerous whale spouts, this fin shot was the best that either Alan or I could do. We were hoping to photograph a whale breaching or humpbacks bubble feeding but the whales did not cooperate. There’s still a chance to catch a better whale shot on the return trip down the Alaska Marine Highway at the end of the trip.

    Inside Passage mountain scenery in Canada

    The mountainous terrain in Canada’s Inside Passage

    The ferry ride took about 14 hours from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. The entire journey was a scenic glide through majestic British Columbia scenery.

    That’s it for Alaska Highway Week One. Stay tuned for next week’s highlights.

    What do you think of our trip so far? Have you visited any of the destinations that our photographs have highlighted? Post your tips in the comments. Of course we want to return to visit all of them again for a more in-depth exploration.

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    Bio: At My Itchy Travel Feet, a Baby Boomer's guide to travel, Donna and Alan Hull promise to provide valuable information to help Baby Boomers plan their next adventure. Donna, the writer, and Alan, the photographer, travel the world recording their experiences with words, photos and videos. Browse through items about international and domestic destinations. Read lodging and dining reviews. Discover new adventures, whether it’s a luxury cruise or a rough-and-tumble jeep experience. Learn trip planning strategies. Find out about new travel products. The couple may occasionally accept free lodging, food or products, but they make a point to disclose that in their posts. Their goal: to inspire Boomers to get off the couch and go.

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