|Where we are parked.|
|On one of the buildings.|
Today we woke up to rain. It was q lot cooler than it has been, and everyone we have talked to tells us it has been much warmer than normal. We walked to the cruise office to register for the glacier cruise we signed up for yesterday. We used the Tour Saver Book, and bought the optional buffet lunch. It was scheduled to leave at 10:00 and we were supposed to be there by 9:00. They started to board at 9:30, and left right at 10:00. We ran into Bob and Bonnie, whom we've been seeing on our trip to Alaska.
|View of our 5er and truck from the cruise ship.|
We got a little way from the town, and started seeing Bald Eagles. Cindy got a picture of three of them flying at once.
We went a little way further, and saw a Humpback Whale. The captain stopped the ship and said we would wait about 10 minutes to see the whale some more. We did get to see this whale some more and several other Humpbacks on our trip.
We next got to see some dolphins, but weren't able to get any pictures. We got to see a pod of Killer Whales and got some pictures.
|Do I look a little green?|
We made it to the first glacier we were scheduled to see, and went up to almost the ice floating on the ocean. The ranger told us that the dark spots we could see were sea lions. There seemed to be quite a few, but were too far away to really see well enough to get good pictures.
We then went to the next glacier, which was a lot bigger than the first one. Cindy got a picture of the ice falling into the ocean. There was a lot more ice floating on the ocean by this one. She also got a picture of what looks like clear ice.
|Another cruise ship.|
We went close enough to see a group of sea lions on the rocks. They ranger made a joke about them being teenagers, just resting on the rocks. We also saw some puffins, and some other birds.
|At one of the restaurants in town.|
|The Ranger told us this was the remains of WWII look out post.|
The whole trip took about 7 ½ hours, and was about 120 mile in all. We got to see a lot of sea life, and a lot of beautiful scenery. Even though I got sea sick, we both thought it was worthwhile.
I know there are a lot of pictures, Cindy took over 460, and I got about 40 with the smaller camera. We tried to pick out the best.
Thanks for visiting.