Saturday, August 31, 2013

Our First Glacier


The first time you meet a glacier, it takes your breath away: the magnitude of surface area, the snow-capped peaks, the thunderous rumbling when a chunk of snowy ice falls into the sea.

It was a clear, sunny day when we feasted our eyes on Hubbard Glacier in eastern Alaska.  The captain slowly navigated our ship closer and closer to the glacier’s edge then proceeded to completely turn the ship around when we left, an impressive move from a seasoned captain.

We learned Hubbard was one of the few glaciers left in the world still gaining in size rather than losing its mass due to current weather conditions and that its ice is at least four hundred years old!  We thought about that fact....four hundred years old!

We spent a good amount of time in the glacier's company before traveling on to Skagway located on the Alaska Panhandle.

Until next time, enjoy the life we are blessed to live.




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