Here is a shot of a humongous piece of ice breaking off of a glacier in Glacier Bay National Park! They call it calving! It was cold there, in the high thirties, in early August.
I like these little guys, sea otters taking their leisure by swimming on their backs:
This was near Sitka, a community with a fantastic Russian Orthodox church there. It was kind of tucked away, so getting a good composition was not possible.
Juneau was a cruise port. It's the state capital, and the capitol is rather plain or nondescript. Jewelry is sold at many places; and I guess it's de rigeur to buy some on a trip to the Last Frontier. Nothing about gold rushes nowadays. Juneau is unique among state capitals; it has no roads connecting it to other places. As a person there put it, "There are three ways you can get to Juneau: by plane, by boat, or by birth canal." They also tell of an Alaska Airways jet that collided with a salmon dropped by an eagle!
Ketchikan is quaint, with lots of totem poles plus a lot of rain. It's the wettest town in the fifty states.
I'll write some more after I get everything back on an even keel.