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... and very vocal communicators that employ a diversified language of clicks, whistles, and clangs. Belugas can also mimic a variety of other sounds. Oh well, maybe on our next trip. We arrived and checked in and immediately began packing and cleaning out all that we have collected in the past 4+ weeks. We gave a lot of food and cleaning items to a little family that lives here and seemed to really need them. We have 2 suitcases and a box to ship home tomorrow ...
... and see a small, colourful settlement off to port at 6pm. We enter into a narrower channel with tide races and see whale spouts, but no actual whale pieces. At 6.54pm Murray sights a strange bird which is hurrying away from the ship with a strange half-swimming, half-flying action, a bit like the steamboat ducks of the Falklands, but the bird looks more like a cormorant. We see more whale spouts and a definite dorsal fin sighting, last photo taken at 7.18pm, still ...
... areas of Alaska. Fascinating to see the ingenious ways these clever peoples lived. After a Subway lunch and a trip to Target for supplies we drove north to Thunderbird Falls located at Eklutna Lake. We hiked a 2 mile trail up and down a beautiful wooded area ending at the Falls. Spectacular scenery. Dinner later at the 5-Chair restaurant in Girdwood. Good food and amazing view of mountains and glaciers. Home and very ...
... a holdover from the cold war, built for the military to withstand earthquakes, nuclear explosions, etc., it was privatized and now towers over the fish processing plant and harbor. Whittier is the terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway System. You can take the ferry from Bellingham, WA, and end up in Whittier on the Alaska Mainland, without driving through Canada.
Whittier does have a small interesting museum, detailing early exploration, WWII actions in ...
... glaciers that was a treat to watch and see the falling ice from the glaciers. There were hundreds of photographs taken at this one single point :-). The photographs came out very well as the weather was pretty good. We had almost an hour time watching these glaciers and hearing the rumbling noises of the falling ice.
We also had a chance to taste the glacier ice in our Margarita (of course virgin margarita) as ...
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