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Aug 5, 2007 - Day 7 (Glacier Bay)

We sailed through the night and arrived at Glacier Bay as the daylight woke us from a deep sleep. We often leave the drapes open in our cabin, so that we won't miss anything and actually expect the daylight streaming in the window to wake us up. We had our showers and then went to the dining room for breakfast. Rick & Sherry joined us and the day promised to be a good one. After breakfast we put on jackets and spent quite a bit of time on our balconies, watching the scenery drift by. We were sailing close to shore and the scenery was simply...

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Sep 10, 2005 - bobbing for glaciers

We were awakened at the ungodly hour of 6:30am by the dulcet tones of our cruise director and the music of James Taylor. He wanted to insure that we arose in time to take an hour walk at Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park. This area is a lush rain forest and we were surprised to learn that it was covered with ice only two hundred years ago. We were also surprised when our naturalist told us that this forest is in crisis, not because of man made pollution, but because too many plants grew too big too fast and the soil was only inches...

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