Glacier Bay Travel Blog› entry 9 of 29 › view all entries
Awake at just after six this morning and watched the small vessel pull up to our cruise ship and the National Park Rangers came aboard. They would be giving lectures and narrations much of the day while we were sailing into and around
We had an early breakfast in the dining room. They called it a Mexican omelet but there was no spice, just greasy ground beef and very stringy cheese (I’m not a big cheese fan). Then time to bundle up as much as possible to get back on deck for pictures of the glaciers.
We get to see Margerie and Johns Hopkins Glaciers here and even witnessed some calving, where huge pieces of ice crack off the glacier and fall into the bay.
I took a ton of pictures today and enjoyed so much getting to see glaciers up close and personal. Are they blue? Yes, and especially if the sun is not directly on them. I know you are going to say that I photoshopped the pictures I took and to be honest, yes, some of them I did, to bring the colors up just a tad. But some of the shots turned out so amazing that the lighting looked very unreal.
We saw two other ships today. One was another large cruise ship headed southbound and the other was a small sailboat that came into
Tonight is the second formal night and the dining room menu looks good so we dressed for dinner. Lobster and jumbo prawns made for a wonderful meal. You could order more than one plate if you desired, but no one at our table did. You were served one lobster tail, which the waiters quickly and politely removed from the shell after they were served, and three huge shrimps. My wife loves lobster so I traded her one of her shrimps for my lobster. After dinner we listened to jazz again in the Bayou Cafe lounge.