Meadow's Glacier Bay Guest House
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This morning we woke up to some absolutely amazing views. We were making our way north into Glacier Bay National Park, where we were treated to views of several glaciers. Around 6 AM, several park rangers boarded our ship and provided some commentary as we viewed Johns Hopkins glacier, Lampugh glacier, and Margerie glacier. While over 95% ...
... cuter than a fluffy, big-nosed otter peeping out from the kelp? Otters almost disappeared as a result of Russian fur trading. They were valued for their incredibly soft fur. Even though they have been protected for several decades, they are still on the threatened or endangered lists. They are especially threatened by oil spills. They have no blubber and die quickly if their ...
... of times and along the way we saw bald eagles, sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals, and loads of sea birds. But nothing topped the whales. Sue even saw one whale jump fully out of the water. But the sound of them spouting across the silent sea left the strongest impression on us all.
Surprisingly dry we returned to land at high tide around 5pm. At 6 we listened to a Tlinget presentation, ...
... not all of these shops are owned/run by locals. We did buy a few things, all made in Alaska. After finishing in the cannery, we headed back outside and it was still raining. So we decided to head back to the ship. I had also planned to do the Rain Forest Trail if we had time. We had time, but Matt and Sarah didn't want to and I wasn't going to push it, we were all tired. Sarah wanted to eat some crab on the dock, but changed her mind when ...
... had a funny sense of humor and a ton of interesting stories, including how he met his wife, and due to his friend letting him know, we got a chance to see a young brown bear on the shore which was pretty cool. The bear was so small and right next to a rock that I don’t think we would have noticed without his friend alerting us.
Son thought fog and rain really added to the fun of the ziprider :-). This was his favorite excursion of the ...
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