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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 .

Leaving Glacier Bay NP, Alaska: June 30, 2018

Orca Calf with amber coloration on white areas
This is our last day on the Delphinus. We're headed toward Juneau where our trip ends at Auke Bay. In Lynn Canal on our way to Juneau, we came across more orcas. This group had at least 2 calves. Sometimes the group was bunched up and sometimes they split into two or three smaller groups popping up on every side of us. Trying to take photographs was a little like playing "whack-a-mole" while standing on an upside down bosu. The water was a little rough and you never knew exactly where an orca would appear. Despite that, we photographed orcas for almost two hours.

The calves did lots of breeching and tail slapping.

Sometimes the group would explode through the water right next to the boat.

The adults also did their share of tail slapping.

It was hard to keep track of how many orcas were around us, but this photo shows a group of 7 swimming away from us.

Within 5 minutes of the orcas' departure, a bald eagle soared directly over the top of the boat.

It was such a surprise to have an eagle so close and I was slow at shortening the length of the zoom lens I was using so when it was directly overhead and obviously looking at us, I clipped off a part of her/his wing. I do love the eagle's expression, though.

When we realized that we would get to the dock in the afternoon, Dan got us a room off boat for the night. We traded our ship's cabin bunks for a queen-sized bed and a really great dinner (grilled scallops for me) at Zerelda's Bistro. Our 29th wedding anniversary was June 28, so this was our celebration dinner. Thank you Mark for the hotel info and thank you Jan (Bob's Jan) for the restaurant recommendation.

Restaurant Particulars:
Zerelda's Bistro
9351 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 500-7096