GLACIER BAY


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(Map of Alaska)

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THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007:

Thursday was devoted to scenic cruising of Glacier Bay National Park.
Glacier BayGlacier BayLamplugh Glacier

Glacier Bay National Park includes 12 tidewater glaciers.
Passing Lamplugh GlacierGlacier Bay National ParkJohn Hopkins Inlet

John Hopkins Glacier calves such volumes of ice it is seldom possible to get within 2 miles of its ice cliffs.
John Hopkins InletJohn Hopkins InletJohn Hopkins Inlet

Next we cruised up the Tarr Inlet to see the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers.
Norwegian Pearl in Glacier BayMargerie GlacierGrand Pacific Glacier

The Margerie Glacier's height is 250 feet. The glacier also extends another 100 feet below the water line.
Margerie GlacierMargerie GlacierMargerie Glacier

As water undermines some ice fronts great blocks of ice break loose and crash into the water.
Margerie GlacierMargerie GlacierMargerie Glacier

After leaving Glacier Bay in late afternoon we entered the Gulf of Alaska.
Margerie GlacierGulf of AlaskaSunset over Gulf of Alaska

GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK VIDEO
10 minute video of Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park.
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MY DAILY EMAIL SENT THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007
Hello Everyone,

Didn't get off the ship today as we spent the day in Glacier Bay. Very large and beautiful place. We visited several glaciers. The most active glacier we visited was Margerie Glacier. We pulled up right in front of it and sat there for over an hour. I had a front row seat from my balcony to watch numerous calvings. This is where huge pieces of ice crack off the face of the glacier in a thunderous roar and hit the sea below. That is today's attached photo.



Glacier Bay pretty much consumed the whole day. We entered the bay at 6:00am and didn't leave until after 3:00. Tomorrow is the last day of the cruise.Boo Hoo! I have loved every minute of it. If you book your next cruise from onboard the deposit is only $100 and you also get a special discount. So I booked my next cruise for next August. It's a 28 day Mediterranean and Transatlantic cruise from London to New York. Stopping in Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Florence, Rome, Sardinia, Maloraca, Gibraltar, Norway, Denmark, Shetland Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland. I also hope to spend a week in Ireland before the cruise.

More later,

Tim



JUNE 22, 2007:

COLLEGE FJORD & WHITTIER

The final day of the cruise was spent making our way to Whittier, a very small town about 70 miles from Anchorage.
We did spend a couple hours cruising College Fjord before arriving in Whittier at about 10:30pm Friday evening.
College FjordCollege FjordWhittier, Alaska

COLLEGE FJORD VIDEO
2 minute video of Alaska's College Fjord.
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SAPPHIRE PRINCESS VIDEO
11 minute video of my entire Alaskan cruise.
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