Cruise to Alaska - Day Six - Glacier Bay

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We both woke early with Stu being the first at around 6 AM. He had already been up front taking photos when I woke around 7 AM. As he headed to get breakfast, I headed for the shower. But first I had to peek outside….and saw two whales!! WHOO-HOO!!

Then before I could get to the shower I noticed the rainbow. Wow! What a great start to the day….

At 8 AM we picked up the ranger from the visitor’s center for the Glacier Bay National Park. He would spend the day on board, narrating our passage.

Not going to bore you with the details….we just kept snapping shots all day. While we were at the first Glacier (Margaret), we saw some minor calving (pieced breaking off and dropping into the water). The big surprise was the noise…you could hear things cracking & popping. Then a HUGE bang when it broke off. Impressive!!!

After dropping the ranger back off around 6 PM we headed out into open sea. The captain warned us of the upcoming weather conditions. We were going into 30’ seas with gale winds. Oh yeah, fun…and it was all due to hit at our dinner time.

By the time we were getting our salads, I knew I wasn’t going to make it. Stu got me some ginger ale and escorted me back to our room. I took a Dramamine and crashed for the night. Oh well…

Check out all the photos here: Alaska - Day Six - Glacier Bay

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu

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