Alaska

Back to Alaska – July 5th – More Fun Stuff

(5 July 2016) This was one of the first cloudy mornings we saw on our trip – but nothing to complain about (click the photo to see a larger version):

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Lucky Break!  Today was Bacon Day aboard the Wilderness Discoverer.  Just a note – Lou and I did not think the food was as good on this trip as it was on our 2013 Adventure.  Even so, bacon at breakfast was a welcomed sight.

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Kathy & Beth show off the Activities Board – each morning we checked here to find out which activities we were doing, and what our times were.  Merrith, our expedition leader, did an excellent job giving everyone their preferred options.

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View of the ship as we head out for our skiff tour.  This is also the morning Catherine and Olivia did their first Snorkeling Adventure.

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These next few photos will look familiar – this is the skiff tour Beth reported on earlier.  Click a photo to see a slide show. This was my favorite skiff tour:

While we were out skiffing, Lou captured a photo of the snorkelers:

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And some folks out on a kayak adventure:

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Typical Alaska scenery, including some random wildlife:

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The snorkelers return from their underwater exploration:

We set sail after lunch and had an uneventful afternoon.  We did see some whales, but didn’t linger long.  We wanted to get to Gustavus to pick up our Ranger for the next day’s tour of Glacier Bay National Park.  We didn’t go ashore at Gustavus – a couple of crew members took the dingy to shore to pick up Ranger Patrick.

We continued cruising into the night, as our goal was to wake up in Glacier Bay National Park … which we do in our next post.

Click HERE to see if Lou falls overboard. 

Categories: Alaska, Alaska F&F, Travel

5 replies »

  1. This was my favorite skiff tour too, it was just amazing! Thanks to you and Beth for capturing a magical scene.

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