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Eurodam to Alaska : We came , we saw , we photographed .

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Great pictures in South America Joe. Unfortunately we had to deal with this weather, I think this is Glacier Italiae2679deaa7759b30837fcdadf4672d18.jpg

 

 

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Yeah the weather can change very quickly there . This was the sky about an hour before we entered Glacier Alley . We had had a storm the day before that had closed Ushuaia to another ship but it was beautiful when we got there the next day .

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Absolutely breathtaking. Great photos!

 

Thanks Deb , we have a few more of this 'drive up ' glacier .

 

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Other people were beginning to arrive and so we decided to hike down into the belly of the ice behemoth .

 

 

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With a last view , or two , we decided to go for a different view on a boat .

 

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This catwalk lead to the Lago Argentino viewpoint .

 

 

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The boat rides to the Brazo Rico arm of the glacier depart from Bajo de las Sombras near the arrow.

 

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We would be going on the largest boat which had an enclosed area and an upper viewing area outside .

 

 

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Here is a clip of the ride out:

 

 

 

 

Soon we were underway and we were allowed to scamper up the stairs to the observation deck

 

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I loved the folds and upthrust in these rocks !!

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The weather for the ride out to the glacier was picture perfect

 

 

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With the back lighting , the glacier seemed to glow

 

 

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And , just before we were leaving , Pat detected some movement on the glacier

 

 

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My long zoom was in the backpack so I had to use the medium lens . But you can see the shapes of hikers on the glacier. Notice the amazing size of the glacier !!

 

 

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After a hard day of taking photos in Glacier Bay we were ready for tea

 

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Which was delivered to the cabin

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We also received this letter - Sitka was cancelled

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I love the contrast of the smooth rock waves and the glacier's bright ruggedness/sharpness.

 

You have a good eye for aesthetic details Mic .

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Thanks for the pictures of some of the artwork! I shared them with my daughter and we've decided to do an art crawl while onboard next week.

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Thanks for the pictures of some of the artwork! I shared them with my daughter and we've decided to do an art crawl while onboard next week.

 

Super , we hope that you have a great trip ! They also had an art auction with the modern style of pop art .

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We had 3 private excursions scheduled and we Emailed them as soon as we heard about a change in our itinerary . The night had been quite so we guess that we had missed the storm . The next morning it looked as if we were back in the Caribbean .

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But it was much colder than in the Caribbean ! :cool:

 

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We've plugged your pictures so they would show on our big screen TV......now even more excited about our trip in 10 days!!!:):D

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We've plugged your pictures so they would show on our big screen TV......now even more excited about our trip in 10 days!!!:):D

 

We're excited for you too !!

The weather should be nicer now and it's always nice to spend extra time on vacation . We hope that you have a great first cruise with HAL! :) :D

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We did get a Email from our guide in Ketchikan , Steve who was scheduled to work on our new arrival day . We decided to go ashore on our own and see if we could find a good price for a float plane trip because the weather was nice as we entered the city .

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It's hard to judge how big the glacier actually is until you put the people in the picture then you get a true sense of the scale & seize. Great pictures.

Allan

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It's hard to judge how big the glacier actually is until you put the people in the picture then you get a true sense of the scale & seize. Great pictures.

Allan

 

It really is ! The Perito Morero glacier is between a river and a lake and an ice dam forms between the two in the rupture zone .

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When it melts it sometimes forms a bridge that collapses like in this video :

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We were pleasantly surprised to find Stephen waiting for us with a sign as we got off of the ship in Ketchikan . He was able to get off from work and would be able to show us around . We headed out to his car stopping for a couple of quick shots along the way .

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Stephen shared a lot of information about the city and himself as we headed toward the first stop at Totem Bight . Along the way we had a little rain and some hail but it was nice when stopped and walked through the forest .

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A totem at rest

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A man with a bear hat pole

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A Clan House was a communal house that could hold 30 -50 people

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It has a central fire pit

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Some of the Totems looked almost life like

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