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Yakutat City and Borough

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  • Day12

    Sailing into Disappointment Bay

    August 19, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    Disappointment Bay is where the Hubbard Glacier reaches the ocean. Small floating ice is all around us as we progress as close as we can. Over the 2 1/2 hours we are here, we get to within 1.5 nautical miles of the glacier face.

  • Day38

    Hubbard Glacier

    August 28, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    Heute gibt es Alaska wie aus dem Bilderbuch - schneebedeckte Berge, Gletscher, Seelöwen und das bei strahlendem Sonnenschein. Was soll ich bei den Bildern noch sagen.
    Beim Lesen auf dem Balkon am späten Nachmittag muss ich aufpassen keinen Sonnenbrand zu bekommen.

  • Day20

    Yakutat Bay and the Hubbard Glacier

    August 4, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Bit of a lazy day today. Up late; having now moved to an inside cabin and therefore having no window means the endless Alaskan summer days didn't keep us awake. After spending the morning bumbling about the ship, we saw an excellent author speak about subsistence living in Alaska before going out on deck to see the Hubbard glacier, the biggest tide water glacier in Northern America at 6.5 miles wide and 350ft high at the snout. We watched numerous calvings before changing from warm layers to black tie for the formal evening.Read more

  • Day9

    Hubbard Glacier

    June 8, 2014 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    We had breakfast in the Provence Dining Room on deck 7 with assorted messmates from India, Galveston, Florida, and Las Vegas. Then we walked about 2 miles on the promenade deck. Came back to room and Glenda took a nap. We ate lunch by ourselves; I had split pea soup and bread. Glenda had soup and salad.

    I decided to miss the wine tasting so that we might go out on deck to photograph the Hubbard Glacier in Yakutat Bay. Clouds partially obscured it, so my pictures were not quite as good as last time. The naturalist onboard has not been nearly as active in informing passengers about the glaciers as was her predecessor, Kathy Slamp. I was pleased to hear the captain speak over the public address system about an unusually high incidence of influenza on this ship last week. He stressed the need for frequent, thorough handwashing, and the need to cover one's cough. Had the captain of the Ruby Princess been as diligent, I might have been spared that case of pneumonia in November.

    Tonight supper was a formal night. Mike arranged for the Wrinkles, Friedmans and Cooks to sit at the same table. What a feast! Mike began by bringing a bottle of Champagne. I ordered medallions of lamb and a bottle of Gamay Beaujolais. As I expected, it was fruity and full. The conversation was lively, and David ended the evening with a hilarious joke about a Russian wrestler.
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  • Day5

    First Glaciers

    September 11, 2012 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Upon arriving at the ship, we went through the safety drill, then went to dinner. We found our dinner companions to be very interesting people, including two homosexual Roman Catholic priests. I rose early, about 5:00 am on September 11 to learn my way around the ship. Very few passengers were awake to see the glorious sunrise I photographed. I attended a photography class. We saw the Hubbard and Reid glaciers.Read more

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Yakutat City and Borough, Ville-arrondissement de Yakutat

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