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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 26, 2018

This morning we did a nature walk up a gentler side of Gloomy Knob made a little more difficult because we were dressed in our rain clothes and mud boots. We eventually made it to a beautiful overlook of Glacier Bay. In the photo above, the Delphinus is that small spot on the far side of the cove.

We didn't see any mountain goats on this hike, but we saw plenty of white wool caught up in bushes along the way. On the way up wildflowers and wild orchids were plentiful and one of the most unique was the lady's slipper.

Back on the Delphinus, we cruised out of the cove and to the steep side of Gloomy Knob. We were once again in luck as the vertical slope was decorated with mountain goats. A short time after we arrived, we heard some mournful bleating coming from one of the kids and we watched the drama unfold. The kid wanted to catch up with another kid who had jumped to the other side of a crevice. The "drama" kid bleated his appeal for help from his mother who didn't even look up. He tried to jump in another spot but there he was also unable to screw up his courage. Finally, "drama" kid found a jump and a path he was comfortable with but he continued to bleat all the way down the mountain side until he reached his mother.

Disaster avoided, we watched as other goats migrated down to the rocks at water level for a lick of salt and other minerals.

We watched these amazing goats for over 2 hours. Gloomy Knob is also home to many birds who nest in its steep vertical sides.

The undersides of these black-legged kittiwakes (a type of gull) picked up the blue reflection of the water.