Tuesday, August 18, 2009

glacier Bay

Margerie Glacier: a tidewater glacier

Shortly after I took this I watched a giant hunk "calve", which is falling off in the water.
close up of the crevasses
bear hunting salmonWednesday we went to glacier Bay on the cruise ship. We went up a long fiord which ended at Margerie and Central Pacific glaciers. We also saw humpback whales, sea otters, sea lions and dolphins. the Make A Wish Weather Foundation was with me again. The captain told us it was only the second time this season that they were able to go that far up the fiord AND have the weather be that clear. On the way up the fiord I saw mountain goats through the binoculars. The whole thing was amazing.