Glaciers all day long!!

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Early in morning as we entered Glacier Bay.

Today is Glacier Bay and we are excited to be able to see the many glaciers.   We start the day today in the main dining room for breakfast. Mexican omelets sounded good to us. 

After getting ourselves as ready to be outside as we could we went out on deck to take in the scenery.  I can’t figure out between our photos and the ships log just which glacier is which. The ships log states our first glacier was Margarie and we stayed near it for an hour before moving on to Lamplugh Glacier.  But Margarie and Grand Pacific Glaciers are at the very northern end of the Bay and Johns Hopkins and Lamplugh are further south on the western side.  Further south and also on the west side is Reid Glacier.

  They also mentioned that the Johns Hopkins Glacier here in Glacier Bay is one of a very few glaciers that are growing, and that it is advancing 15 feet per year.  There are supposed to be nine tidewater glaciers here in Glacier Bay.  I do know that we got lots of great shots of the glaciers, and even if I cannot identify which one is which, they are all beautiful.  At one point another cruise ship came from further in the bay and passed us.  We also got to see plenty of seals in the water of the bay.  They seemed to love playing with the smaller pieces of ice that had calved off the glaciers.  We also saw a small sail boat in the bay today.  There sure was enough wind for him to sail in, but I never saw his sails up, so I think he came in under engine power.  Chilly, windy, and rather cold outside so we ducked in to warm up a few times.  I think we had hot chocolate a few times too.

Dinner tonight was the second formal night of the cruise and the menu was wonderful.  I’m sure the most ordered dinner was the lobster tail and jumbo prawns, which both my husband and I ordered as well as most of the folks we ate with.  I love lobster so much that my hubby traded me his lobster for one of my prawns. Ain’t he sweet?  That had to be the best meal we had on the entire voyage. 

We spent the evening listening to music again, and yes, good jazz from the Georgetown Trio.  We really did enjoy their sound.

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Early in morning as we entered Gla…
Early in morning as we entered Gl…
Our first shot of a glacier.
Our first shot of a glacier.
Some glaciers are high on the moun…
Some glaciers are high on the mou…
You can see so many layers of dirt…
You can see so many layers of dir…
Some of the ice floating in the ba…
Some of the ice floating in the b…
Can you see the large piece calvin…
Can you see the large piece calvi…
It hit the water with a huge splash
It hit the water with a huge splash
And created quite a wave.
And created quite a wave.
Another cruise liner coming around…
Another cruise liner coming aroun…
This small sail boat was in the ba…
This small sail boat was in the b…
Lots of waterfalls.  Sorry for the…
Lots of waterfalls. Sorry for th…
A seal in the water near the ship
A seal in the water near the ship
You can see lots of seals in this …
You can see lots of seals in this…
Roger caught me reading while tryi…
Roger caught me reading while try…
Marc Anthony was our favorite wait…
Marc Anthony was our favorite wai…
Relaxing and listening to good jaz…
Relaxing and listening to good ja…
The Georgetown Trio
The Georgetown Trio
Glacier Bay
photo by: jcaunedo