Retreating glacier and WHALES!September 10 in the United States
23C in Juneau today - unusually warm and sunny, and we’re so far North!
The Juneau Ice Field feeds a number of glaciers, and the tourist attraction is Mendenhall Glacier, about 5 miles out of town. When we were visiting, there were 15 coaches from the 4 ships which were berthed up today. This glacier has retreated by 9,480 ft since 1957 - it’s a sign of something!
Out on a large whale watching catamaran today, and, hurrah, we had several hump back whale sightings. With the beautiful weather and the fantastic, clear views, it was quite spectacular.
Fewer pictures to upload today (the data connection is slow), but took less anyway - it’s much better to see a sight like a whale with you own eyes, rather than a viewfinder - and they always look further away in a photo than they really are!Read more