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World Travel – Alaska 2012 – Cruise Day #3A

25 Jul

Juneau, Alaska – Tracy Arm

Before the Star Princess reaches Juneau, AK we will cruise up Tracy Arm but such a large ship can only get so far.  So, we take a “Shore Tour” by getting off onto a smaller ship and pull away heading deeper up the valley.  Lisa will catch this shot of the Star Process as we pull away…

Juneau, Alaska

We will see all sorts of wildlife on land and in the water such as Bald Eagles and Humpback Whales

We will also see lots of Waterfalls and more unusual shorelines with wonderful colors

The sides of the valley that were carved out by the Sawyer Glacier are still showing the scares of the forces that shaped them.  Some are still void of any plant life and others plant life is slowing taking hold.

We would reach the face of Sawyer Glacier and watch a section fall off and you could see if melt right before your eyes.  Still, the BLUE color in places was just amazing and that is a sign of hard packed ice where only Blue Light can escape and all other colors get trapped.

We will head over to South Sawyer Glacier next but can not get as close as there is so many icebergs in the water and you could hear the ship bounce off them now and then.

On the ice flows in front of us was numerous Seals and in the water around us are large blokes of ice some so Blue that you new they were recently part of the glacier…

Lisa couldn’t help herself and took a photo of me while I was taking video of everything…

We head towards Juneau to board the Star Princess that just got to Juneau as well.  Getting off the ship to take this small ship was well worth it as we saw so much more than those that stayed on the cruise ship.  There is another Princess Cruise ship in port as well

We still have lots to share from our Port of Call here in Juneau as we have just arrived!!!!!!!

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Posted by on 07/25/2012 in Trip Reports, World Tour

 

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11 responses to “World Travel – Alaska 2012 – Cruise Day #3A

  1. 'liya

    08/11/2012 at 8:19 PM

    Great pics!

     
  2. --Rick

    08/12/2012 at 3:36 PM

    Very nice. Thank you for publishing the photographs with their story.

     
    • Stourbridge Lion

      08/12/2012 at 8:43 PM

      Several more posts still to go so come back and see the rest of the trip

       
  3. Børge

    08/12/2012 at 8:22 PM

    What a great set of images.

     
    • Stourbridge Lion

      08/12/2012 at 8:44 PM

      Glad to hear folks are enjoying the posts and images…

       
  4. Steve and ML

    08/14/2012 at 12:18 AM

    Thanks for liking our blog about Rivers of Ice-Knik Glacier. Im sure you would agree that Alaska is really a beautiful state. Since our arrival here there is an overload of awesome scenery and adventures. The ports of call you have blogged about will be on our itinerary as we head back to lower 48 in September. Enjoy your cruise.

     
    • Stourbridge Lion

      08/14/2012 at 10:16 AM

      Thanks Steve/ML – Always enjoy reading others blogs on places they live or travel too as well!

       
  5. Amy Fareena Wee

    08/14/2012 at 2:08 AM

    Love the photos.

     
    • Stourbridge Lion

      08/14/2012 at 10:14 AM

      Thanks Amy – Very much enjoyed photos on your blog as well!

       
  6. apple.e.e-s.

    08/16/2012 at 9:46 AM

    my hubby’s colleague was in this cruise last month and we were very jealous. you took wonderful photos, thank you for posting 🙂

     

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