Saturday, August 1, 2015
Clouds appeared on the horizon for the first time since our trip began. They brought a mystic mood to the mountain peaks that hovered in thin air.
I couldn't see it, but to one romantic traveler on board, the peaks looked like two lovebirds kissing.
Venice during another trip several years ago.
The ship lingered when it reached the glacier. Back at our cabin we enjoyed a perfect view portside.
From the comfort of our open balcony we heard the roar and crackling sounds of ice breaking off the glacier. Pieces of the blue-hued mammoth mountain of ice disintegrated before our eyes.
Our interlude with this receding mound of ice was awe-inspiring and (as a bonus) the mere act of looking at it did make us feel cooler despite the hot summer sun beating down on Alaska.
Next stop Ketchikan where we embark on another tour.
(It should be noted that although I went all the way to Alaska to see glaciers, there are many more much closer to home in the southwest of British Columbia. I have not been there in years even though they are less than a two-hour’s drive from where I live. The mountainous region of Garibaldi Provincial Park has about 100 glaciers that are also receding.)
Links to each of my Hot In Alaska cruise posts are as follows:
Pt 1: Setting Off From Vancouver
Pt 2: Settling Into The Noordam, Melting In Juneau
Pt 3: Skagway & The Historic Route To The Yukon
Pt 4: Margerie Glacier Interlude
Pt 5: Picturesque Ketchikan
Pt 6: Sunrise To Remember
Pt 7: Service With A Smile
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