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Well we saw what we came for. Glaciers .... Glaciers .... Glaciers.
Glacier Bay National Park was our first day of sightseeing from the boat.
Glacier Bay demonstrates one of the most dramatic impacts if climate change with a recession of ice over 65 miles in 200 years. In 1794, Glacier Bay was completely covered in ice. Today it's 3 million acres displays the convergence of tidewater glaciers, fjords and temperate rainforests.
As we arrived at ...
We are now back in Australia but wanted to finish off our Alaska blog reports. So here is our final blog of the adventure.
After being in the wilderness for a week it seemed odd to be back in Homer town but the first hot shower felt really good. As we had not had much chance to explore the area, we decided to stay for a few days and, ...
July 25, 2014
Leaving Alyeska we stopped into an ivory and jade shop where I bought an ivory pickle fork...because everybody needs one. I had no idea that jade was so expensive. A little, 2 inch moose carving was $56. I left the moose there. Back out on the Seward, I saw a bald eagle perched at the top of a dead tree. There are entire stands of dead trees from the saltwater infiltration as a result of the ground ...
It's been over a month since the last blog and you must have been beginning to wonder why this trip had Alaska in the title, well we're here at last. In fact, we drove the spectacular, and aptly named, 'Top of the World Highway' to Chicken, Alaska and I could pretend that the delay in posting this is because I was working on some pun on 'Why did the Waltons cross the Top of the World Road?" Answer, "To ...
... he chose to ignore my comment about The Sistine Chapel ceiling.. Really effusive in his welcome, had not known me long..
He had a gift voucher for a bottle of wine which Kimberly had arranged for us..
Was not long before we cast off and headed off down the fjord.
CJ took up station at the balcony rail with her Binos' watching for ...
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