Tag Archives: Glaciers

Frozen Waters Three: Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska

August, 2016 While on an Alaskan cruise, we stopped in Juneau, where we decided to take a helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier with  Temsco Helicopters, Inc. This glacier has had several names over the years. The Tlingit People called it Sitangiospren (“the … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Seventeen: Alaska

August, 2016 We were on an Alaskan cruise, and made many stops between Vancouver, British Columbia and Anchorage, Alaska. One of our early stops was in Juneau, where we took a helicopter flight to Mendenhall Glacier. Melting glacial ice often … Continue reading

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Penguins and Glaciers and Wind, Oh My!

Friday, February 17, 2017 We were delighted to see a group of penguins (a raft of penguins) fishing near our ship while eating breakfast. Had we seen them on land I’d call them a rookery or a waddle (I have … Continue reading

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Hubbard Glacier

  Monday, August 15, 2016 This is another day at sea, another rainy day at sea, another cold day at sea. The days here are getting longer as we travel further north – today we experienced almost 15.5 hours of … Continue reading

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Glacier Bay

Saturday, August 13, 2016 We woke to rain and fog again as we entered Glacier Bay National Park. In spite of the rain, we decided to walk around the deck in order to see as much as possible. It didn’t … Continue reading

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Blue Alaska

Thursday, August 11, 2016 When we arrived in Juneau this morning, it was foggy and rainy. Big surprise! I should not be surprised that it is so humid along the inside passage of Alaska. After all, it is temperate rainforest. … Continue reading

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Soft Water Hard Water

Tuesday, May 20 We were up early this morning to catch a bus for a 14 hour tour. We covered a lot of territory in the southeast part of Iceland. Our first stop was at the Skogafoss Waterfall, which was … Continue reading

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