The 2010 - 14-Day Alaskan Adventurer Cruise, Part 7
Text by Snookums, Pictures by Filbert
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September 2 (Thursday, Day 12, Cruising Hubbard Glacier) -
|Approaching Disenchantment Bay|
Snookums and Filbert ordered room service breakfast of a bowl of mixed berries, a bowl of mixed fruit and two raisin buns for Snookums and hot water and coffee for Filbert. Then it was time to go out on deck and watch our approach to Hubbard Glacier. At its widest point, it is six miles wide and towers 500 feet about Disenchantment Bay. It is 75 miles long! We bundled up and headed for the bow of the ship.
More after the jump . . .
This was the second time during the cruise that access to the bow was allowed. (The other time was when we were cruising in Glacier Bay.) We immediately realized it was raining so we didn’t stay on the bow for long. We were still a couple of hours from the glacier anyway. We decided to go up to the Crow’s Nest to watch for whales and to watch the glacier get closer and closer. Soon it was time for the seafood chowder to be passed around. Snookums ate two bowls of it while sitting in the Crow’s Nest! Filbert had one. Filbert liked the split pea soup served while cruising in Glacier Bay while Snookums liked the seafood chowder better. Don’t let anyone tell you that 10:30 AM is too early for seafood chowder!
|Seals on the ice floes|
|The first fall color|