Glacier Bay, Alaska
August 14, 2015
Thank you all for your overwhelming response to my post of Terry Allen and I yesterday. It's very much appreciated!
One of the many highlights of the Alaska trip was the cruise into Glacier Bay National Park. What an amazing place it was!
Early that morning two Park Rangers boarded the ship, and stayed with us until we left the park. We also had an on-ship spokesperson that was broadcasting on TV what they were seeing as we were cruising into this incredible place.
We stayed in the Bay for several hours. We were outside most of the time. The temps were freezing - so we had several layers of clothing on + gloves. Oftentimes, we had to go into our suite a few times to warm up. I had on a regular shirt, a sweat shirt, and two jackets plus gloves while I was taking the photos in Glacier Bay........ in JULY!
We saw Eagles and Otters. I learned on this trip that I am NOT good at catching BIFs, so hats off to those of you that capture them so well.
The most exciting thing that we witnessed while in Glacier Bay was seeing a huge chunk of the glacier calve and fall into the sea. The sound and sight was amazing! My husband Bill caught on video the whole event which is quiet dramatic. He posted it on FB, and got tons of comments & likes.
Of course I took dozens of still photos as it was happening. I will be posting a few photos of the event in coming days.
"Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man."
~ Orison Swett Marden
Cherish the blessings of Mother Nature today my friends.