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Woke up to pouring rain and fog, but nevertheless proceeded with plans for the 26 Glacier Cruise out of Whittier. All decked out in our rain gear we boarded in ship and left for the 12:30-5:30 cruise. Because of rain and fog our visibility was greatly diminished but the captain did his beat to navigate us to see as much as we ...
... in the magnificent view. Also, watched with fascination as a dozen fisherman/woman caught 10-12 inch silvery fish from this deep body of water. Then made short way back to tunnel & had to wait 1/2 hour for it to open. Unfortunately trail to waterfall with two ice packs on either side was closed.
On way back stopped at and hiked the short 1-mile one way trail to see Byron Glacier up close & personally. Got to walk on this glacier, touch and feel ...
... manager even offered us his home for a place to stay or to use the shower, thinking that we were campers. We were back on the road in a little over an hour. (Removing and replacing the skid plate and portion of the crash bars took longer than the oil change.)
We drove along the Seward Highway next to Turnagain Arm, a massive body of water, south of Anchorage. The cloud cover cleared and we had wonderful sun ...
... Mount Roberts Tramway to the top. There Vera was eaten by a large grizzly bear, but I managed to fight him off and pulled Vera out of his mouth uninjured; this really happened. See the picture as proof :o)
Day 5 > Skagway (http://skagway.com/)
Skagway is known as the “sunshine” capitol of southeast. Skagway is also known as the “Gateway to the Klondike” referencing the famous gold rush to the ...
... Some of the excursions from the ship were canceled because of the weather.
Our cruise was actually 3 segments. Some started in Bangkok, some Beijing like us and some leaving or getting on here in Whittier. We went on to the final destination which was Vancouver, B.C. Several hundred got off at this port, and about 300 ...
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