Archive for June, 2015

Prince William Sound

Today’s itinerary took us from Anchorage to Whittier and out on to Prince William Sound, the body of water surrounded by Seward, Whittier, Valdez, Cordova and several large islands. Even though it was a drizzly, overcast day, we had smooth sailing, pleasant meals on board and saw numerous glaciers as well as the requisite whales, seals and aquatic birds.

Harriman Glacier

Harriman Glacier

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Barry Glacier

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Busy Day

We were up early for a 7:25 flight to Anchorage. The afternoon featured a leisurely van tour up to the Mount Alyeska Tram near Girdwood followed by very yummy lunch at The Bake Shop. Finally, we visited the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where we got great up-close views of moose, bear, fox, eagles, etc., all being rehabilitated at the Center. A very scrumptious dinner was had at Simon & Seafort’s.

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Grizzly

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Thrilling Day

Yesterday’s views of glaciers from a boat were very cool. But today, we did a helicopter tour that included landing on a glacier. Very impressive. Seeing the glaciers from the water and from the air is breathtaking; actually walking on them, touching the melting water is something else. Truly remarkable.

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Approaching Taku Glacier. Thirty-six miles long and at 4,800 feet, the thickest glacier in the world.

Taku Glacier

Taku Glacier

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Norris Glacier

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Tracy Arm Fjord

Our trip really began today with a day-long journey out of Juneau to Tracy Arm Fjord where we saw several glaciers and a variety of wildlife: whales, eagles, seals, sea birds, et al.

In front of Sawyer Glacier

In front of Sawyer Glacier

Seals

Seals

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