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More Alaska trip

2005-08-21 01:50:57.275101+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Back from walking around the Mendenhall Glacier, if there has been a disappointment on this trip that trek was it, but it was still very cool.

To tide y'all over, here are some shots from our trip up to Le Conte glacier back on Monday. Sorry about the thumbnail sizes, I'm still working stuff out. This one's one of a large number of cute little beasties sitting on icebergs.

This is us in the stern of the boat right off the face of the glacier. We watched in calve on the far side. This one's particularly active, it moves about 36 feet a day, so sit there for an hour or so and you'll see something peel off. We were also unsure in going just how close to the face we were going to be able to get, often the ice clogs up the inlet such that you can get... well... we got fairly close, were sitting there, then Barry started the engine and we thought "awww, but it's been a great day", and then...

We'll rave further later, but Barry of Kaleidoscope Cruises is awesome, and you should all go book trips with him right now. He took us further in than we ever expected, dodging the little ice chunks all the way in to the face.

There have been days of hundreds of shots coming off of the cameras. These are all Charlene's (I'll fix the database later). As we sort and sift and find the keepers over the next few weeks I'll be deluging Flutterby with shots.

Now I think we're going to walk down to the Juneau docks to find something to eat and see a bit more of how the cruise ship tourist sees Alaska. From what we know right now, we far prefer our method, and we'd do the Petersburg stretch again in a heartbeat. And another shout out to Mel and Sherry of Morning Mist B&B in Petersburg, who went overboard in making our stay there absolutely incredible.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-08-21 01:56:11.022018+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh yeah: That glacier face behind us? Yeah, it's about 300 feet high. So while we're close, we're not right up on it.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-08-22 12:50:13.520507+00 by: meuon

The grins on both of your faces say it all. :)