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New Website, New Blog, but the Old Blog Archive remains: September 28, 2023

After many years of wanting a real website, this month I finally have a website designed by the very knowledgeable Rey Rey Rodriguez ( TheMindOfReyRey ). My old blog,  Vacation-Travel-Adventure  continues with the same address but it is located in the "Archives" tab on my new website . The new blog which is a continuation but with much better resolution for 4K screens, it is now at .

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska: June 27, 2018

Late yesterday, we crossed to the west side of Glacier Bay and anchored in a sheltered cove next to Reid Glacier. This morning, the skiff delivered us all to a less muddy spot near the glacier. One of the first things we spotted was fresh bear tracks which made me feel a little vulnerable as I was concentrating on photographing some of the glacial streams.

Coincidentally, after we were back aboard the Delphinus, our captain got a radio call from the Park asking him if he could provide assistance to some hapless kayakers who planned to sleep on the shore but had no bear spray. 

The Delphinus anchored near Reid Glacier

While waiting to board the skiff Ayisha, our cook, decided to test the beauty benefit of glacial mud. She said her skin felt particularly soft after she removed the facial mud. It was a beautiful blue-green color. I was wishing I had a container to take some home.

After lunch the skiff delivered us to the shore across from the glacier so we could photograph wildflowers. Wildflowers were everywhere and every color.

taken with 60mm macro lens
Photographer Mark Kelley, an accomplished Juneau photographer, was very generous with his tips. One tip that worked for me was to use a long lens instead of a macro lens to photograph flowers. By focusing on one main bloom the rest of the scene becomes a beautiful impressionist background of soft colors and shapes instead of distractions. What a difference.

Leaving Reid Glacier behind, we continued up Glacier Bay toward Lamplugh Glacier, and we anchored in a nearby sheltered cove with a rainbow and lots of eagles.