Channel the Bear is in England. Today she sent me these photos from Brighton, England. She went to a great observation tower.
Brighton, England. British Airways
This is really tall. Channel is going to the top.
Brighton, England. Really tall tower.
Looks like a space ship from this view.
The beach is beautiful, even from above.
View in Brighton, England
She may even go to the beach later. It looks like you had a great day, Channel. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.
Today my friend, Channel the Bear, is sharing pictures from her Alaska cruise. She is lounging on a large cruise ship in Glacier Bay.
Channel relaxing on her cruise ship
This is a great place to relax, Channel.
Channel the Bear
Channel is enjoying her time in Alaska’s Glacier Bay.
Glacier in Glacier Bay, Alaska
This a beautiful place Channel. It looks cold with all the ice and snow. Happy you stayed warm on the cruise ship. Thanks for sending us these photos. What a wonderful vacation.
My friend, Channel the Bear, took a cruise to Alaska. She stopped in Ketchikan, Alaska for a hike. These pictures are beautiful Channel. Such a beautiful place to hike.
Channel in Ketchikan
Beautiful trees here.
Hiking in Ketchikan with Channel
Be careful Channel. You are a little bear.
Big Bears? Be careful Channel. That fish is bigger than you
Thanks for sharing these pictures Channel. It looks like you had a great time hiking in Ketchikan, Alaska.
My friend, Channel the Bear, sent photos to me, Zeb the Duck. Channel and her mom just returned from a couple weeks in Cuba. Havana, Cuba has great statues. Here Channel found a friendly arm for a temporary resting place.
Channel in Old Havana
The shiny leg indicates that others also found this statue to be a good stopping place. This statue makes us all smile.
Channel by Sancho Panza, Don Quixote’s squire, in Old Havana
This is Sancho Panza from the famous story of Don Quixote. We like this statue and Channel just makes the photos great. Here my friend, Channel, is sitting on a window ledge.
She looks so Cuban. We love it. After a day of exploring Old Havana, humans and bears get hungry and thirsty. Channel and her mom are in El Floridita, one of Havana’s historic and favorite restaurants.
Channel with statue of Ernest Hemingway in El Floridita in Havana
This restaurant first opened in 1817. In 1914 Constantino Ribalaigua Vert began working here. By 1918 he was the owner. But most important, in the early 1930s, as a bartender, he is credited with inventing the frozen daiquiri. Channel, I hope you and your mom tried one of these famous beverages. My mom tells me they are really tasty and refreshing. But humans should not have too many of them at one time. When Ernest Hemingway was in Cuba, this restaurant was a favorite hangout of his. Maybe he came here just to see Channel? Thanks for the photos, Channel. They remind us of the great time we had in Cuba with you a few years ago. We think it is great that your mom is a tour director and you go there often. Thanks Channel.
Zeb the Duck here. My friend, Channel the Bear, was in Cuba again. She and her mom go often. Her mom is a travel guide to Cuba for Friendly Planet. Channel is sitting on a canon at the Hotel Nacional in Havana.
Channel on a canon at Havana, Cuba’s Hotel Nacional.
When I was there, this was my favorite hotel in Havana. In the 1950’s, before Fidel Castro took power, this was the hotel for the rich and famous Americans. They still have great old photographs there. This is a restaurant in Havana, and that large building behind is the Hotel Nacional.
California Café in Havana, Cuba with Hotel Nacional in background.
The California Café name says the Americans have not been forgotten. This last photo is the famous Varadero Beach.
Varadero Beach, Cuba. Beautiful Caribbean Sea.
This is great Channel. When we were in Cuba, we were not allowed here. It is beautiful. We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, hope you will go to Cuba soon to see what it is like now. Cuba may be opening up to American tourism. We understand that Carnival Cruise line has a subsidiary company that will begin cruises to Cuba twice a month. The cruises may begin early May. Go soon, before it changes. We loved the friendly Cuban people and we think you will too. Thank you Channel for these great photos.
Today, I Zeb the Duck, want to show you where my friend, Channel the Bear, has been. You may remember that Channel and her mom go to Cuba frequently. Channel’s mom is a tour guide for Friendly Planet trips to Cuba. Channel sent this photo from Trinidad, Cuba. Often animals from towels are left on the beds, but look at this. Channel also received a rose and more rose petals on her towel.
Trinidad, Cuba highlights a rose and rose petals for Channel the Bear
This is beautiful, Channel. Thanks for sharing this photo with us. We love to hear and see what you experience in Cuba.
You remember my friend, Channel, the cutest Bear. She went on a Caribbean cruise with her humans. She sent me this photo.
Channel being held over the Caribbean. She is being held from her balcony
I was scared, but Channel said she loved it. Channel knew her mom would protect her and she would not fall. What a great experience Channel. Thanks for sharing this one.
Zeb the Duck here. You remember my friend, Channel the Bear. She was in England for over a week. Channel sent this photo looking at the English yard and garden. She was at a friend’s house in Brenchley, Kent in England.
Channel in Brenchley, Kent in England
Thanks for the photo Channel.
And, Channel brought me a present. A new cousin! This is Clive, he is an English Bobby.
Meet Clive. He is an English Bobby.
The policemen in England are called Bobbies after Sir Robert Peel. He set up the first organized police service in London in 1829. Clive is a very welcome addition to our duck family. Thanks Channel. I bet you had a great time in England. But we are all happy that you are back home now.