Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 7 Glacier Bay

 We were so impressed with the views from the ship that we decided we didn't want to miss a thing so when we entered Glacier Bay at about 5:30 we were up and ready before 6am. We had breakfast and listened to the park rangers prepare for the day of scenic cruising. I was thrilled to get my Park Passport stamped too! We were in Glacier Bay for about 9 hours so we had lots of time to see everything. They only let 2 cruise ships in per day and only from Princess and Holland America so it was a special day. It was misty that morning and our coldest day yet!
 This was our first time to cruise amongst little icebergs or growlers as they are called. We saw lots and lots of them. The wake from the ship would toss them around beside us. The seals raised their pups on them too and we saw lots of seals that day. They were too tiny in the pictures though.

 Shelie and I bundled up. We got lots of hot chocolate that day too. After a couple of hours on the deck we headed to our balcony where we pretty much spent the rest of the day watching the sights.

 We were so excited to see the glacier calving. It is super loud and sounds like cracking and thunder!!

 Lunch was special because they served the "taste of Alaska buffet" on the deck. It was incredible. Thank goodness there was more than just seafood...tons of salmon cooked lots of different ways too.
 I thought the ice sculpture was a nice touch. I love those!

 The other Princess ship in there that day.
The whales were hard to take pictures of because they are super fast and you never know when you are going to see them.

 After we left Glacier Bay and headed north it got super foggy. We had the fog horn blowing and everything. I love that. Yes I did get a little nervous about running into something as you can imagine because you couldn't see anything at all.
Our last formal night of the cruise! 
After dinner we went to a production called "Motor City" and it was really fun. It got rough at sea that night though so that wasn't the best. We watched a movie in our room and watched lit up ships pass us in the night. I can always sleep the best listening to a fog horn! Loved it.

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