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Yakutat City and Borough

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    • Day 14

      At Sea- Hubbard Glacier

      June 7, 2022 ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

      We started the day with coffee and pastries delivered to the room. How very civilized.

      After a very busy land tour, we were very happy to have a sea day, be able to sleep later, and have a chill day.

      About 3 pm we began to cruise along Hubbard Glacier. There just aren't words...

      In addition to the enormous glacier, we saw Sea lions basking on ice chunks, and an otter out for a swim.

      We had dinner at the French Bistro- Scallops, Goat Cheese croquettes, Fruits de Mer, and Poire Helène for me, Escargots, Fruits de Mer and Maron Clementine for Wayne, and Scallops Duck a L'Orange, and a Chocolate mousse log with a lovely Pinot Noir for Julianna. The waiter also brought us a Floating Island that was quite delicious.

      Julianna and I went to the "Rock You Tonight" show featuring music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Something for everyone. Then at 10:15 we went to watch sunset. It was the first sunset I'd seen while in Alaska, since the sun set at almost 2 am when we were in Fairbanks. This was a Very. Long l. Sunset- and then it still didn't get very dark for a long time.

      With memories of another spectacular day, we turned in.
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    • Day 20

      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

    • Day 21

      Hubbard Glacier

      May 12 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 2 °C

      The ship arrived in Yakutat Bay and headed for the Hubbard Glacier. The day was cold with intermittent rain and snow showers and low clouds. The captain dodged a river of calved ice then used the thrusters to put the ship into a spin pivoting on the boat's center.
      The view, somewhat hindered by the weather was spirit lifting. The solitude and striking beauty leaves one standing in the rain with a wide smile and a deep, peaceful feeling. The Alaskan experience overloads the senses and leaves no time for life's daily worries.
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    • Day 52

      Hubbard Glacier

      August 1, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

      35 stores high from the water line and 7 miles wide.
      To give an idea how big the glacier is, the ship in the picture I think has 1,000 passengers.
      There are moments on this cruise where it feels like there no other passengers on the ship.Read more

    • Day 5

      First Glaciers

      September 11, 2012 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 50 °F

      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

    • Day 9

      Hubbard Glacier

      June 8, 2014 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 48 °F

      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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    • Day 9

      Silver Muse Day 9 - Hubbard Glacier

      June 21, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 45 °F

      Today was a special day. Not only were we sailing to the Hubbard Glacier but it was Jim’s birthday! Our butler surprised us with balloons and a special bottle of champagne but he was outdone by a gift Jim got from Kevin, Cody and Kaeli; a fabulous bottle of wine and an all expenses paid trip to San Diego to see the World Lacrosse Championship! You would think the day couldn’t get better but then we cruised to and around the Hubbard Glacier. This was the definitely the coldest day of the trip (the icy glacier might have had something to do with the temperature 🤪) and there was quite a bit of fog but just as we got close the fog started to lift we got some great pictures. Each cruise ship only spends about 30 minutes at the glacier and then we departed for our last port of Seward.Read more

    • Day 5

      Hubbard Glacier

      May 18 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 41 °F

      We became acquainted with the Hubbard Glacier several years ago when we first traveled to Alaska. Today she was out in all of her beautiful splendor. I’m glad it is an overcast day, because on cloudy days one can see that beautiful sapphire blue in the crevices of the face of the glacier. That color is not nearly so prominent on a sunny day. Today our captain took his time and worked his way through a field of growlers to approach the glacier more closely than he had been able to do so in the last few cruises. He rotated the ship 360° so everybody was able to get a good shot. We got several pictures of Angela and Randy on deck with the glacier in the background. The wonderful crew of Celebrity Summit were around with hot coffee, hot chocolate, and other beverages for those of us who were chilled up on the sun deck, taking pictures of the icy monster in front of us.Read more

    • Day 7

      Hubbard & Logan

      September 22, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 39 °F

      The Hubbard glacier is another one of those spectacular geological formations in Alaska that beggars language. Superlatives creak and groan under the weight of unfathomable age, size and beauty. Just now I saw ice made of snowflakes that fell when Moses was arguing with Pharaoh in Egypt. While we were watching, chunks of ice the size of skyscrapers ripped themselves from the side of the glacier, roared like thunder and crashed into the ocean, making a tsunami that could capsize our ship, were we closer. Six miles across, the part of this behemoth we can see from our ship is larger than the City of New York. And it extends back into the mountains for 76 miles. Unless it is calving, this glacier is silent. It sits enthroned in frozen grandeur, as it has done for millennia. It is massive. It is powerful. It is dangerous. It is wonderful.

      Beyond the glacier we see its parent, Mount Logan, whose snows gave birth to the monster. Fifty-four miles away, it looks close enough to touch. Yeah, I know—it’s only the second highest mountain in North America behind Denali. Denali’s crest is roughly 800 feet farther from the earth’s center than Logan’s. But Denali’s crest at 20,310 feet is only a few thousand feet above the average surrounding terrain. When you stand at its base (we were actually in an airplane) it doesn’t look all that high. On the other hand, you can see Logan’s base at sea level from where the mountain shoots straight up from the roots of the earth nearly four miles into the sky. It is breathtaking. Logan is the mountain you saw in storybooks as a child. Logan is the mountain you see in both your dreams and your nightmares. Mt. Logan is the iconic mountain.
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    Yakutat City and Borough, Ville-arrondissement de Yakutat

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