Mac's 2012 Alaska RV Trip travel blog

Our Cruise Catamaran

Whittier Harbor

Whittier Harbor

 

 

Steller sea lions at Egg Rock Sea Lion Rookery

Steller sea lions at Egg Rock Sea Lion Rookery

Steller sea lions at Egg Rock Sea Lion Rookery

Steller sea lions at Egg Rock Sea Lion Rookery

Steller sea lions at Egg Rock Sea Lion Rookery

Steller sea lions at Egg Rock Sea Lion Rookery

Steller sea lions at Egg Rock Sea Lion Rookery

Esther Passage

Esther Passage

Bald Eagle in dead tree

Bald Eagle in dead tree

Esther Passage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Otters

Sea Otters

Sea Otters

Sea Otters

Sea Otters

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

 

 

 

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

 

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

Suprise Glacier

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seals on ice floe

 

 

 

 

Seals on ice floe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kittiwake Bird Rookery

Kittiwake Bird Rookery

Kittiwake Bird Rookery

Kittiwake Bird Rookery

 

Abandoned Buckner Building

 

14-story Begich Towers that houses 300

 

 


A gorgeous morning with temperatures in the low 50’s and a bright blue sky. Hopefully it will be a great day for the cruise.

The batteries were only down to 76% when I got up this morning. I ran the generator to recharge the batteries, fix my morning coffee, and heat the water for a shower.

I left the RV at 09:55AM as I have to take the 10:30AM tunnel crossing.

Once I arrived on the Whittier side of the tunnel all I saw was fog. It was slowly starting to lift and it appeared mostly gone when we started boarding at 11:45AM.

The cruise departed at 12:30PM. We had not gone very far when we ran into a dense fog bank that lasted for at least a half an hour. It was lifting a little when we stopped for pictures of the sea lions. Once we broke through that the scenery was just great. Surprise Glacier was the glacier we got closest to and it was something to see. We saw lots of birds, a bald eagle, seals, sea lions and sea otters but did not see any whales.

We returned to dock at 17:35PM and everyone had plenty of time to get to the tunnel for the 18:00PM crossing. I was back at the RV at 18:10.

13.5 SUV miles today.



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