Sunday, June 28, 2015

Day 2 in Alaska- Stan Stephens Cruise (Part 2- Icebergs)


This is the Columbian Glacier that they were coming from.

 Can you see the mist from where the glacier was "calving" (aka- ice falling from the glacier into the water to become an iceberg)

When a glacier calves you can hear a loud crack almost like thunder as it falls off the glacier and into the water.

 Most of the pictures from the Columbian Glacier were taken a mile away from the glacier.

The cruise ship dipped in a net on the way out of Columbian Bay to collect some of the smaller icebergs. The icebergs were used for photo ops and then later ice for the lemonade on board the ship.

Definitely a MUST DO for your Alaskan bucket lists!

And thus ends the activities for Day 2- about a mile hike to and on the Worthington Glacier, a roadside stop at Bridal Veil and Horsetail Waterfalls, a 7 hour cruise, and over 7 hours of driving.

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