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... so high that they receive a high snow fall so they are continually being replenished. The majority of glaciers are retracting due to climate change. John Hopkins is one of the 12.
The ship pulled up in front of the glacier then pivoted so each side of the ship had a good view. We watched carefully for calving of the ice. Because light travels faster than sound, by the time you hear the thunder and the crack of the crevices breaking off, the sightings came later so ...
... a group of local singers and, on finding out that we were from Australia, sang the first song for us; "Bound for South Australia". They sang beautifully and we were sorry to have to leave for our group’s farewell dinner reservation.
This experience is typical of Homer. It is a community of fishermen but also artists of all types have gravitated ...
... could drown in the incoming tide before being rescued. It looked gray and muddy and I didn't want to walk on it anyway.
Our first stop was at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. This is a 200 acre park that takes in orphaned and injured wildlife. It was a wonderful opportunity to observe some of these large animals up close. I especially enjoyed the 1000 lb brown bear (also known as the grizzly bear). He ...
... to our trip. We stopped at the Wildlife Conservation Centre. Here they manage orphaned and injured animals with the intention of returning them to the wild where possible. We were in time to see Black Bears feeding and Brown bears swimming. There were baby moose, bald eagles and many bison. We were also fortunate to see an iceberg in Portage Lake, that had recently calved from a glacier. Next we had to negotiate the Anton Anderson memorial tunnel. ...
... distance like some theatre backdrop.
These photographs don't do it justice but, because we were late leaving Dawson, I didn't want to keep asking Nigel to stop and had to snap many of them through the windscreen.
The worst section was just after we went through US customs, the most northerly one in the US. Nigel ...