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... she had any habits. She responded "No, but my brother does." Sophie's brother is one year old! In the evening Amy Brodbeck, Park Ranger from Gustavus (population 442) spoke about the wonder of the wilderness and how (without our intervention) things will continue on regardless of our presence. Also, a Tinglit interpreter (see Alaskan Native Voices) spoke about the Tinglit (see Huna ...
... most of our things and left our checked bags outside the door. Dinner was enjoyable. The food and wine were good (not great but good) and the company was great. Our 20 dinner companions who we got to meet and share some time with both on and off the ship were a delight. It was sad to say goodbye to many of them but I suspect we will see some of them again. Nine of our traveling companions traveled with us to Anchorage the following day and seven of them continued on to ...
... br> By noon we were docking in Juneau a full hour ahead of schedule. Calling cabs was futile so we jumped in a hotel shuttle that was opportunistically taking folks to the airport, 5 miles from the port. We checked in to flight on a 9 seat Cessna for our 25 minute flight backtracking 50 miles to Gustavus the small town at the base of Glacier Bay National Park, the fourth national park we will be visiting in Alaska (out of 16 total).
We arrived at the Glacier ...
... right behind the driver. Our driver grew up in Hoonah and was knowledgeable about the area plants and animals. He had great stories about growing up in the rain forest and told us about the natives use of the seal, the entire seal.
The tram thru the rain forest was neat but I didn't take pictures. Once we were near the water, someone spotted a lone seal. we also saw an eagle or 2. At the end of the line so to speak we got out and ...
... month day year. After several tries I finally had to do it for them. It was like speaking a foreign language trying to get his birthday out of him. But I finally succeeded and had to add a PIN number to that also. Who'd. of known I was bi-lingual. But it was my good deed for the day. The day has come to an end and we are very tired. So it is lights out after one extremely awe inspiring ...
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