Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hubbard Glacier

A visit to see the Hubbard Glacier was our next stop. As we traveled closer to the glacier, I was amazed by the amount of ice in the water.

Some of the chunks of ice were huge and it was interesting to see the blue of the ice along with the gray/black from the silt in the water. The water eventually changed from the usual blue to a gray as we moved closer to the glacier.

The glacier was huge. When the glacier calved, sounded like thunder. The ship did a 360 degree turn so all sides of the ship could get a good view of the glacier. Unfortunately the other side of the boat saw the calving and had the most time facing the glacier, but we did get a good look.

We stayed by the glacier until 11:00 and then headed on to Seward. The temperature was nice and cool by the glacier (46) and I spent a lot of time out on the balcony enjoying the cool.

The boat was traveling fast and rocked more than usual. Cara got a bit seasick. Dramamine and the seasick bands helped her a lot. We were at sea the whole day today. We did a little last minute shopping on the ship and then hit the sack.