Glacier Bay, Alaska

This morning we picked up the National Park Rangers at 0630 as we entered Glacier Bay.

It would be interesting to see if we would make it right to the end of Glacier Bay due to a large amount of ice still in the bay.

I would do 2 Earthcaches while we sailed in Glacier Bay.

I have been to Alaska 7 times before and today would mark the best day I have had for weather in Glacier Bay. It would reach about 17°C and clear. There was no wind as well which is rare for Glacier bay. The wind normally comes down from Grand Pacific Glacier and is cold.

Glacier Bay - Does it get any better than this?

Glacier Bay – Does it get any better than this?

Reid Glacier

Reid Glacier

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From here I gathered my information for John Hopkins Glacier Earthcache

Lamplugh Glacier

Lamplugh Glacier

Hanging Glacier

Hanging Glacier

Marjorie Glacier in the distance

Marjorie Glacier in the distance

Marjorie Glacier Calving

Marjorie Glacier Calving

Marjorie Glacier up close

Marjorie Glacier up close

Sailboat between us and Marjorie Glacier

Sailboat between us and Marjorie Glacier

Looking at Grand Pacific Glacier

Looking at Grand Pacific Glacier

This is where I did Margerie Glacier – Glacier Bay National Park Earthcache

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Grand Pacific Glacier - It has really receded since 2008

Grand Pacific Glacier – It has really receded since 2008 – note all the dirt

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Pilot Boat picking up Park Rangers

Pilot Boat picking up Park Rangers

While exiting Glacier Bay we were treated to many whales in the area.

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Leaving Glacier Bay

Leaving Glacier Bay

Tonight we were treated to a real treat, The Northern Lights appeared from about 2230 to 0230.
My photos didn’t turn out like the ones I am posting because I have a Cannon PHD camera (Push here Dummy).

Photo taken by Mr. Radu Carnival Cruises

Photo taken by Mr. Radu Carnival Cruises

Photo taken by Mr. Radu Carnival Cruises

Photo taken by Mr. Radu Carnival Cruises

I have to say this was a great day caching/cruising…..

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