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... and have a look see.
In my report on Ketchikan there is a comment by our good friend and sailing buddy of 2007 Nick and he reported to us on our weather for sailing across the Gulf of Alaska when we leave this port.
“Right now, Jack, the oceanographic charts don't indicate any seas higher the 8-10 feet along your track northwards....and those seas are only in exposed areas. There's a rather strong cold front crossing the Aleutians early ...
... falling into the sea.
The most impressive sight is the Margery Glacier. It extends more than 100 feet below the water and is more than 200 feet tall. The Glacier is a tidewater glacier that ends right at the water's edge. The blue tinged glacier is topped with hundreds of spires, as tall as a cathedral. Pieces of the sheer glacier cliff intermittently plunge into the the water, some the size of a Volkswagen. The glacier groans and thunders from deep inside the very bowels ...
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% ...
... 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 ...
... 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, ...
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