Category: Week 3

6/1: Week 3 – Glacier Bay NP

We had nothing planned for our transfer day in Juneau.  We thought we would go up the Mt. Roberts Tram, or perhaps back out to Mendenhall Glacier, but the rainy weather put those options out of our minds.  We walked around town, did a little shopping, and had […]

6/2: Just Another UnCruise Day…

You might think this post is going to be about whales.  You might be right – but keep reading, because there will be lots more than whales happening this afternoon.   We left Bartlett Cove and headed north to get deeper into Glacier Bay.  Our first destination was […]

6/3: Checking Out Glacier Bay

We woke up to another nice day – slightly overcast and cloudy, but the calm water and the stunning views made us appreciate why Glacier Bay is so special. As I was stumbling out for early morning coffee, a nice gentlemen told me to look across to the […]

6/3: An Afternoon Stroll on the Beach

After lunch, we watched the Grand Princess visit the Grand Pacific Glaicer:   And then, the Grand Princess met the Diamond Princess.  The large cruise ships are on a fairly tight schedule when entering Glacier Bay – no more than two are allowed at a time, and they […]

6/4: Being Geeky @ Geikie Inlet

The day didn’t start out like the view in the panorama above.  At 6am, it was foggy and a little bit drizzly.  It was supposed to clear up, so we weren’t too worried.  Today we were going out on a hike and also doing an afternoon skiff tour. […]

6/5: A Rainy Day in Idaho

Lou confirmed we were going to be in Idaho Inlet for the morning, then headed to Icy Strait later in the afternoon.  We were still moving at 5am, and the weather didn’t look too promising. Our agenda for today included just one activity.  As usual, we picked the […]

6/5: Triple Play in Icy Strait

Back out on the bow of the boat, we were watching the Kittiwakes – they were just sitting there, then all of a sudden there would be a big ruckus and they would fly around.  Jeremy, one of our expedition guides, explained there was a Parasitic Jaeger bothering […]