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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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. ...
This morning we docked in Icy Strait. To disembark we needed to take the tender. We booked a shore excursion to see the local Tlingit people of Hoonah present a tribal dance and cultural legends. It was very well done and not as touristy as could be expected. The dock area had a museum illustrating salmon canning, and held souvenir stores. I managed to ...
... 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 ...
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