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Jun 8, 2008 - Glacier Bay National Park

Got up and out early this morning for a full day's trip on a nice big catamaran to go into Glacier Bay and up to the Margerie Glacier and the Johns Hopkins Glacier. It was an awesome day. The weather was perfect. There was blue skies, cool breezes (freezing wind actually!!) and plenty of hot chocolate. We had the good pleasure of heading out for the day with our new friends and were set with binoculars in one hand and cameras in the other! Cool things we saw today: 1. Humpback whales (yes more!) 2. Mountain goats on precarious ledges on the...

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May 29, 2008 - Glacier Bay

On this one, you want to bring a heavy jacket, gloves and either ear muffs or a stocking cap, because it is cold, but the scenery is worth every piece of clothing you have on. As we cruise into the bay, we start to see more and more ice flows or mini-icebergs. As we get deeper into the bay, they start to get larger. Then we start to see harbor seals with pups riding on the floes. They are real concerned about us although we are towering above them. For some good shots, we went out on the Promenade Deck (Deck 7) that is closer to the water,...

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May 19, 2008 - Cruising Glacier Bay

This was soooo amazing! We were cruising in Glacier Bay National Park all day. We entered the park about 9 a.m. Park Rangers boarded at one point and were on board most of the day. The site of these amazing glaciers is beyond description. It was kind of cold up on deck, but no one cared. This is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth!

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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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