50th Anniversary Trip June and July 2018 travel blog

Where we are staying in Whittier

History of Whittier


Whittier harbor

Salmon program

Good advice

Towers where we stayed

Glacier from the harbor

Marker about Whittier

Room name

Moose decoration

Poster in ferry terminal

Marine highway terminal poster

Leaving Whittier


Lots of icebergs

At the bow of the Aurora

Tug pulling a freighter

Spent the morning walking around Whittier. Our host told us last night not to worry since "our building is earthquake resistant and at an elevation above any tsunami that might come".

Found the pedestrian tunnel connecting the town which is split by the railway yard. The harbor is nice with a lot of fishing boats. Enjoyed a harbor side coffee and danish that was especially good on this beautiful sunny morning. We walked up from the towers toward the glacial stream. Nice walk on a nice day in good company!

The ferry ride was 5:45 and was great, even though somewhat long. It was a comfortable ride. There was a cantina on board that was satisfactory. Weather was unusually clear and fine. We seen quite a few icebergs (from Columbia Glacier), a lot of sea lions, a few otters, a group or two of porpoise plus something else that we weren’t sure of.

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