Water, wildlife and all you can eat?

Sunday morning at 11am Fe and I boarded the “Glacier Express” from Major Marine Tours. We had signed up for a 5 hr wildlife and glacier tour.

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All seats were reserved, and the ship was packed. A tour group from Globus were also on board. At least Fe and I had two forward facing seats, on the main level and only a few steps from the open bow deck.

As we started to cruise out into Resurrection Bay Seward looked nice, even with all the RV’s lining the waterfront.

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The small boat harbor.

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These are not black and white pictures. The weather made them so.

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Can you see the mountain goats?

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Bear Glacier with it’s terminal moraine

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Holgate Glacier

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We cruised right up to Holgate and the crew used a fishing net to scoop a small piece of ice from the sea. They later served “Glacier Ice” cocktails at $4.25 a pop. I passed.

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While at the glacier an all you can eat buffet was served.  Fe and I didn’t sign up for it but we brought our own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and hard boiled eggs.  I drank a Red Bull but didn’t eat.

By now the weather had deteriorated until it was windy, raining and cold. Once when I came out on deck to take a few pictures I said, “Wow, got to be tough!” and the on board interpretive ranger answered, “Welcome to Alaska, sun one minute and snow the next.”

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