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... brought it just for the glacier. I was also glad I had the super wide angle lens. For the second pass by the glacier the light was changing and the color of the glacier went from white to blue. The noise the glacier makes as ice calves (pieces break off) is like loud thunder. It is incredible.
Tracy had a glacier party for everyone in our group in her suite down the hall from us. After watching the glacier from our room for an hour we joined them for coffee and cake ...
... very friendly but there is not much to see or do other than bear watch, whale watch and doing the "world's largest zip-line", oh, and eating crab.
The excursions we did here were direct with the vendor. We did a bear watch in the morning and only saw one grizzly, about 7 feet tall walking down the road in front of the van. Despite not seeing many bears, the tour through the back woods areas was terrific. We saw deer and salmon, and the remnants of a logging camp. ...
... 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 ...
... live crabs in a tank. Think these were dungeness crabs.
When we re boarded the ship there were shopping folks there handing out flyers about the shopping talk. Free stuff for everyone who attends! I considering taking Sarah just for the free stuff. We went back to our cabin, I planned to lay down for about 15mins, but I fell asleep for 2 hrs! Everyone else took a nap too!
The other thing I would like to mention now is ...
... and not commercial in the typical ...
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