While it is easy to see I am not a professional photographer (or even a good amateur), I do enjoy taking pictures of special places we have been. When we return, I will upload them in the form of albums to share with you. Hopefully, you have, or will be able to visit the same places, as they are remarkable.
North to Alaska contains photographic recollections of a trip from Vancouver to Fairbanks, Alaska. We took the inside passage cruise, then transferred to the McKinley Explorer train to travel to Denali. We were very fortunate, as it was remarkably clear, allowing us to see Mount McKinley from over 100 miles out. Alaska remains one of the most beautiful places on earth. In the collection, you can see Alaska Golden Bears, Caribou, Reindeer, Moose and other wildlife in addition to beautiful scenery.
In 2011, the Rincon Wireless Club (KP4MM) mounted an expedition to our international headquarters in Rincon, Puerto Rico. There, we successfully deployed and contacted a ham station on Desecheo using 2 meter simplex. While in Puerto Rico, we visited the Arecibo Observatory, the largest radar/radio telescope on earth. Here, scientists from all over the world use a joint 305 meter diameter dish to listen to the universe. We also descended into the Rio de Camuy Caves Park, caves and caverns that are one million years old. One of the larger caverns would be able to hold a 14 story building without reaching the top of the cavern dome. It is simply unbelieveable.
We are also adding some additional pictures about the “party animals” and some people who are very special to Kathy and I. Hope you enjoy them!