Saturday, December 18, 2010


          A rainy morning.  Our activity today began with a catamaran jet boat ride to see whales.  We saw lots of them, and learned that they migrate annually between Alaska and Hawaii.  The whales appeared above water so quickly and dove again before I could get a photo of them with the still camera. I did get some shots of seagulls and sea
lions, and many photos of foggy shoreline with spruce trees.
         After the boat ride we went to see the Mendenhall Glacier.  This glacier was best approached by bus.  The bus took us to a nature center where we saw exhibits about the glacier, wildflowers and a stuffed brown bear and a wolf.  It was all very interesting and educational. 
         We stood in the doorway to the nature center and looked out over the glacier and the lake in front of it. The lake was filled with large chunks of ice that had broken off from the glacier.  There was also a waterfall near the glacier.  It was a rainy day and the fog coming off the glacier made for interesting photos.

To see my best photos of the Mendenhall Glacier and the jet boat cruise, please look up alicehuntstudio   on Flickr or try the link below. (you may have to sign up, it’s free and it’s easy and there are so many fun groups of photos to see from all over the world I think you will be glad if you do.)


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