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Pair of terns

We spent to night on the ferry making sure we had a berth to sleep in.

Blue glacier ice
  Before retiring for the night we watch the ferry traverse “The Narrows”.  This is a narrow channel between Wrangell and Petersburg.  It is lined with red and green lights marking the channel directing the ships through.  It was quite interesting watching the ferry twist and turn through the narrow passage.  When Petersburg came into view, we went to bed.  The accommodations, though small were adequate and we got a good night’s sleep. 

We didn’t get up in time to see the iceberg we passed by, but we did see the humpback whales passing by. 

We were a little late getting into Juneau, but were soon on our way to the campground.  The campground is nice, but we have encountered the Alaska State Bird here.  After getting set up and enjoying the remaining crabs for lunch, we headed to Mendenhall Glacier which is about 2 miles from the campground.  As usual it was cloudy and raining a little.  That’s three for three for rainy visits to Mendenhall. 

After taking some pictures, we went to the Fred Meyer store to stock up on food, as the larder was pretty low.  After making and eating dinner, we noticed that the sun had appeared and the sky was blue, so off to glacier we went; finally a picture of the glacier with sun on it.  The blue of the ice was really vivid. 

Tomorrow we cruise to Tracy Arm.
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Pair of terns
Pair of terns
Blue glacier ice
Blue glacier ice
Mendenhall Glacier
Mendenhall Glacier
Whale tale
Whale tale
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photo by: amudha_colaco