The Drrons shoot a killer and other delights.

Discussion in 'Trip Reports and Trip Photos' started by drron, Mar 31, 2018.

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  1. drron

    drron Enthusiast

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    All will be explained in due course.But it is just 2 weeks until we leave on our next adventure.
    First the flights.
    BNE-SYD-SIN-NRT-LAX-PHX-MZL.
    Then-YVR-YYJ-SFO-NRT-BKK-SIN-SYD-BNE.
    2 nights in SYD,overnight in SIN then 3 nights in Phoenix.The maps already printed with the outlets,Nordstrom Rack and the Dillards clearance centres.

    Overnighting in Mazlatan,Mexico where we board the Silver Explorer for B2B cruises to VancouverThe major hope for me on this trip is finally to see orcas.Have been in several places where they can be seen but I have had no success On one occasion I flew into DPO to find that on the front page of the local paper was a picture of an orca in the Mersey River the day before.So hopefully will use my camera to shoot an orca.
    They might be seen on the first part of the cruise around the gulf of California.They might then be seen as we cruise up the west coast of the USA.We will be following the last of the grey whale migration and orcas follow them.Then cruising around the San Juan islands where orcas are frequently sighted.As an insurance policy then spending a week on Vancouver Island.

    Then the trip back.First 2 days shopping in San Francisco.
    3 nights at the Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho hotel-a points stay.
    Our usual end of trip time in Bangkok and a couple of days in Sydney before home.

    The flights are the BA return deal to BKK with the BA sectors in F.
    SQ F awards SIN-LAX.
    LM award for NH F SFO-NRT then TG J to BKK.
    Plus the odd paid flight in North America.
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  2. RB

    RB Established Member

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    Looking forward to the new report and plenty of photos. Mrs RB spent a lot of time on a day trip out of Seward chasing photos of orcas- glad we live in the digital camera age as many shots were edited out. Posting a few ordinary photos to inspire you
    2-P1030058 orcas.JPG

    3-P1030127 2 whales Resurrection Bay.JPG
    P1030053 Killer whales at play.JPG
     
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  3. juddles

    juddles Established Member

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    Best of luck!! I have only seen orcas once - and that was on a simple ferry trip from Puerto Montt to Isla Chiloe in southern Chile. I was only about 14 at the time - a "couple" of years ago :)

    Go shoot your killer!! :)
     
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  4. JohnM

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    Slipping into 1A.
     
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  5. juddles

    juddles Established Member

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    I had selected that seat!! You can have 1C.....
     
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  6. RB

    RB Established Member

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    I think you have to pre-pay now
     
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  7. tgh

    tgh Active Member

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    Have fun !!!
    I was all ready set for 7807 but at the penultimate moment decided not to go… ( really messy flights and was a bit off colour)
    There is a block out period between 7807 and 7808.. interested to know why
     
  8. drron

    drron Enthusiast

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    Hadn't looked at the one before so unsure why a 5 day gap.Maybe a private cruise.
     
  9. Denali

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    Gosh reminds me of 20yrs ago, orcas in Alaska, Seward fjords by memory.

    Enjoy and safe travels!
     
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  10. Major

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    Looking forward to this whale of a trip ;):)
     
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  11. Pushka

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    I’m very happy in 2A. And 2C blocked in case MrP joins me. I love killer whales and have only seen them in captivity in Seaworld Florida and which I feel bad about now. :( Off to Alaska next year.
     
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  12. OATEK

    OATEK Established Member

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    Made me think of this:
     
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  13. tgh

    tgh Active Member

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    Gee that was a trip down that long narrow lane….
     
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  14. craven morehead

    craven morehead Established Member

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    Looks like I'm relegated to row 3 :) will be in PHX 7th April for 5 or 6 days
     
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    amaroo Senior Member

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    Safe travels. You’ll love that Tokyo hotel - best views in town.
     
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  16. RooFlyer

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    If you are orca-less when you reach Vancouver Island, consider catching the ferry from Sidney across to Anacortes, Washington and back.

    We saw several pods of orcas traversing the San Juan Islands, which includes, incidentally, 'Orcas Island' :)
     
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  17. mrs.dr.ron

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    Will miss you by a couple of days !!
     
  18. craven morehead

    craven morehead Established Member

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    Bugger !!
     
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  19. swanning_it

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    Talk about excitement. Am I reading this correctly, you're starting a trip report before the trip and discussing the shot before the kill! :D

    Well, sounds like I have to keep abreast of this thread to see how it all works out! By the sounds of it, I'm in about 23B, so I hope the seat back screen is working OK.

    Enjoy the count down.
     
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  20. OATEK

    OATEK Established Member

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    No, he is merely providing an outcome statement, very popular in decades past. By stating the desired outcome it enables one to focus on the tasks and skills needed to achieve that outcome.
     
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