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World Travel – Alaska 2012 – Cruise Day #3B

25 Jul

Juneau, Alaska – Float Plane

With our arrival in Juneau, AK our next “Shore Tour” was to board a Float Plane to fly over 5 Glaciers.  Neither of us has ever been on this type of plane nor taken off / landed on water so we had no idea what to expect.  Well, that was the smoothest flight we have ever been on. I would take video the entire time while Lisa took photos out her window; everyone on the plane had a window seat.

Depending on what side of the plane you sat changed what order you saw things in but you would see the same things before the flight was over so take a seat and enjoy the view.

I will see the Taku Glacier first

Juneau, Alaska

After fly up the glacier we will turn down Hole in the Wall Glacier.  Here is a shot we took later that was the better angle of it

Juneau, Alaska

I will catch Taku Lodge in the video hiding just in the trees

Juneau, Alaska

I will also catch Wright Glacier which was not an official part of the tour off in the distance…

Juneau, Alaska

As we turn back, East Twin Glacier now comes into view

Juneau, Alaska

Quickly, West Twin Glacier would come into view

Juneau, Alaska

We would see Hole in the Wall as well as Taku and then Norris Glacier would cap off the 5 Glacier tour

Juneau, Alaska

What a ride!!!!!!!

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3 Comments

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

 

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

  1. --Rick

    08/13/2012 at 3:49 PM

    I’m enjoying this trip. 🙂

     
  2. Laurie Merritt Photography

    09/30/2012 at 9:29 AM

    So, Lisa and Darren, I’m truly curious to know what your own thoughts are about the disappearance of the glaciers. While these are lovely photos, I can’t help but think that I shouldn’t be seeing the green!! Also, thanks so much for liking my post “Bryce Canyon, Utah”; appreciate the nod!

     
    • Stourbridge Lion

      10/01/2012 at 8:08 AM

      Yes, it is sad and troubling that the warming of the earth is slowly causing these to melt which could be just the beginning of the end. If you look at this area on a map, these five where all one one super glacier. Warming / Cooling is something that has happen naturally but will the human factor take the warming too far in the next 100 years???

       

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