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Victoria, Canada

Victoria, Canada
date 25.07.2015 02:12 Uhr
uploader   RockyMtnHigh
Legislative Buildings

Victoria was so beautiful but sadly it was raining so we couldn't do many of the things we planned. Named after Queen Victoria of the UK, Victoria is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, with British settlement beginning in 1843. The city has retained a large number of its historic buildings, in particular its two most famous landmarks, Legislative buildings (1897) and the Empress hotel (1908). The region's Coast Salish First Nations peoples established communities in the area long before non-native settlement, possibly several thousand years earlier, which had large populations at the time of European exploration.



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Juneau, United States

Juneau, United States
date 21.07.2015 10:40 Uhr
uploader   RockyMtnHigh
Mendenhall Glacier

We rode bikes 10 miles out to the Mendenhall Glacier, which was amazing. Coming from Colorado, we are used to mountains, snow and ice, but we are not used to the sea and it was so beautiful. There were huge chunks of ice floating off the glacier with the cutest harp seals atop. The Mendenhall Glacier and many others along the Southeast Alaska coast are remnants of the Little Ice Age which began about 3,000 years ago.



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Friday Harbor, United States

Friday Harbor, United States
date 05.08.2015 04:37 Uhr
uploader   RockyMtnHigh
Orca Whales

We went kayaking off the San Juan Islands where 3 pods of Orcas frequent. There was about an 80% chance of seeing them and we were lucky enough to see so many we lost track. They were breaching and spyhopping and just kept coming and coming. This is a still shot from a video I took and it is not zoomed. He was so close, it was kinda magical. Haha



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