Meadow's Glacier Bay Guest House
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... gets oiled. For more information on sea otters click here. For information about the otters as a keystone species click here. In the afternoon we went ashore for a photo walk. Rich Reid, our naturalist/photo instructor showed us bear bones and passed around the hipbone and femur. Rich said the bear had been shot by hunters. A fellow traveler, a physician, held the hip and femur and ...
... 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 ...
... selling some quilting fabric with Alaskan designs. Yes I bought some! A nature trail took us through the rainforest. Lots of moss and large plants. A very peaceful and enjoyable land time. We watched the zip liners coming down the hill, screaming for all they were worth. One of the eating houses did have some internet for a quick catch up with the ...
... and my camera. I bought a rain " hat" my camera and it seemed to work, just don't turn your camera lens toward the sky. I eventually put my camera into my waterproofed backpack. My mistake not taking my camera out of my backpack immediately once we returned to the ship. After dinner I went in my backpack to find a wet dead camera! Matt thought the battery was wet. Display was also a little off. Fortunately after drying out it appears to work ...
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