Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Day 4 Scenic Cruising of the Hubbard Glacier

Today was fabulous!!! I spent the morning relaxing awaiting our scenic cruising of the Hubbard Glacier. After my recent Greenland experiences I had reason to be excited. The culinary team put on a Salmon bake for lunch which was fabulous. I really like the new uniforms for the staff shown in the picture. It especially looked good on Jacques and Rico…. The Hubbard Glacier did not disappoint….. It was fabulous. The nominal height that we can see is around 350 feet and the total around 600….amazing!! The colors were fantastic. It was a bit cold but I am now a seasoned veteran of the Greenland cold…. Tomorrow we go to Sitka. Here is a description of my tour: Captain's Choice Wildlife Quest & Beach Trek
Embark on an intimate wildlife viewing adventure aboard a deluxe catamaran, and step ashore on a remote island to explore the rugged coast. Your knowledgeable Captain will use his understanding of tides, weather and seasonal conditions to design an expedition uniquely suited to the day. The maneuverability of a waterjet-powered craft will allow you to explore areas unreachable by conventional boat. Whales, sea otters, puffins and brown bear are just a few of the species that thrive in Sitka Sound's pristine environment. As animals are sighted, the Captain will skillfully maneuver the vessel to provide optimal viewing, and an expert naturalist will explain their fascinating life cycles and behaviors. Enjoy the encounter from the comfort of the spacious, window lined cabin, or experience it with all your senses from outside on deck. Next, go ashore on a remote island to delight in a quiet exploration of colorful tide pools, trace the meandering tracks of wildlife, or settle on a giant beach log to reflect on the stunning beauty around you. While beach combing, keep an eye out for Japanese fishing floats and other exotic flotsam. Enjoy a snack on the relaxing cruise back to Sitka.

5 comments:

allan said...

okay why did you pass on your tour it looked perfect for you.THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION WITH SEAN,S HOPE. MUCH LOVE ALLAN AND SANDRA

Mary said...

Pictures are breathtaking. I remember my trip cruising Hubbard Glacier. I hope you like Sitka. I so enjoyed my day in the beautiful city. Thank you again.

A Fan said...

We did that Sitka tour and hated it. Hope it is better for you.

Holly said...

OMGosh, OMGosh, OMGosh!! Too beautiful for words. The pictures almost make it seem like the glacier is a huge blueberry snow cone!!

vickie said...

Glad to see your Greenland cold training is paying off. I must admit you looked more like you back in the yellow coat and all weather gear. If I had to pick one of the better glaciers, Hubbard is it and with the touch of Fall colors Alaska is doing it's best to convert you from warm weather to cold... NAH, I don't think so...keep on shoting those photos (oh and one last thing, have an extra diet coke for me)
Vickie