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... to the area. We also saw a bunch of sled dogs (they were fired up, just wanting to run), a few live animals (goats, donkeys, alpaca, sheep) and then the husky puppies. They were cute and friendly and Diane was happy to get her puppy fix. We then went into the gift shop (it was warm!) and bought a few things there.
It was only a few more miles to Emerald lake. Because it is fed by glacial water that is high in mineral content, the lake is very bright green. ...
... is 4,000 lbs)
Spotted this momma watching over her eaglets. She was cooling off from herding them to their practice fishing spot, panting and drying her feathers. (She was pitting out.)
- Bald eagles are not "bald." The names derives from an older meaning of "white headed." Eaglets grow into their baldness at around 3-4 years old.
... time catching salmon, I was figuratively hooked! Thankfully Suzanne didn't mind watching (or reading or stitching) as I fished. Bill and Jack didn't seem to mind my enthusiasm measured in three or four hours fishing in the morning and two or so more in the late afternoon. We mixed in some bear watching as well. ...
... get ready for our final formal dinner. After dinner where John ordered a scallop dish as an appetizer and got one scallop!, and dessert was appropriately Baked Alaska, we went to the theatre to see a comedian. At 10pm when the show lets out, it is still light outside! We turn in early because tomorrow is an early day- we have to be on deck to see a glacier at ...
... get a good picture of her tail. Our guide had a book and we were able to identify the whale. Her name is Flame. This is the first sighting of her with a new calf!
After the excursion, we did more shopping! Yeah!! Kim had read about the crab bisque at Tracy’s Crab Shack. It was excellent! We attended another naturalist talk on glaciers. It was a good talk. The glaciers are in retreat in Alaska. However there are some that are growing. We will see some of those in the next few ...