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.
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.
The small boat harbor.
These are not black and white pictures. The weather made them so.
Can you see the mountain goats?
Bear Glacier with it’s terminal moraine
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.
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.”