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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 28, 2018

We were up very early this morning. The anchor was pulled up and the engine came on about 5:00 am. The plan was to visit Lamplugh Glacier before the cruise ships arrived. Not too far from the glacier, there was quite a bit of floating ice.

Panorama of Lamplugh Glacier
We motored around in front of the glacier for quite a while listening to the creaking of the ice and hearing but not always seeing the crash of the glacier calving.

A larger boat with kayaks showed up while we were trawling in front of the glacier.

This was our northern most point in Glacier Bay National Park. After we'd had enough of the glacier, we turned back down Glacier Bay passing again by the Marble Islands and the animals who live there.

This time, in addition to tufted puffins, we saw horned puffins.

black-legged kittiwakes

Bald-Eagle high on the cliff above the kittiwakes
Continuing south, we had to stop back at the Glacier Bay NP headquarters because this was the last day we were allowed to be in the park. While Captain Ronn was handling our park departure, Dan and I took another walk to Blackwater Pond. Before we got to the pond, we were confronted with a large pile of fresh bear poop on the boardwalk. Dismissing the bear's commentary, we continued to the pond hoping to once again see the moose. No such luck, but on the way out we saw a much smaller creature who didn't mind posing while eating.

Same red squirrel but a different meal. We overnighted in Dundas Bay which is still in the park but okay to visit on your last day. We were treated with a brief view of a couple of humpback whale cruising along.