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... and will push on towards you by the weekend, bring chilly, windy weather after the rain passes by. But there doesn't seem to be enough fetch to generate really high seas....and what seas there are should be right on your bow as you cross out in the open to Anchorage in a few days....making for some pitching, but little rock & roll. I'll keep an eye on it from here. You well know how quickly things can change radically in the far north and far south ...
... a thunderstorm is brewing inside the glacier. Birds float on the small pieces of blue and white ice that float in the water.
We stand on the top of deck 15, crooning our necks over the rail to see the glacier and praying that we will see a large piece calve off. The deck is swarmed with people, like ants at a picnic. There's so many people that we can barely make our way out of the pile from the rail to find a less crowded viewing area.
The kids can't wait any longer ...
... s glaciers are receding, Margerie glacier is "healthy", meaning that it is replenishing itself. Richard was able to capture an amazing natural phenomenon on video called "calving". This is when a piece of the glacier breaks off and into the water. Beautiful. I'm intentionally keeping this post short as the pictures speak for ...
... expensive but since it was only 11:30 after looking around Hoonah Daisy & I decided we may as well bite the bullet and do the ride. Once we'd made that decision, Sue & John decided they would join us. We had planned to watch the Tribal Dance show at 1pm but unfortunately this clashed with the last ride of the day at 12:45 so we had to miss that activity, but we were very glad we did the Zip Rider as it was a ...
... dinner, and then listened to a presentation about orcas. Exhausted from a long day, the kids were in bed by 8:30 quickly adapting to the new routine of the sun. Friday is a full day glacier bay tour, followed by a short flight back to Juneau. Somehow we only have a week left in Alaska. While it feels like it has gone by fast there is some consolation that most visitors rarely have more than a week total. ...
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