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Glacier Bay National Park: Large Marge & Grand Pacific Glaciers

I have just this to say: If you want to see tidewater glaciers in Alaska that calve into the water, you need to go in the coming years. Don't put it off. Spend the money. Find a way. Because they are all threatened, and are developing terminus out of the water, and more will join… Continue reading Glacier Bay National Park: Large Marge & Grand Pacific Glaciers

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Alaska Cruising: Red Bluff Bay

One evening on our Uncruise cruise, on The Wilderness Explorer, the captain was excited as we sailed away from Keku Islands area, that the tides were in our favor to visit Red Bluff Bay. We had left Frederick Strait and were crossing Chatham Strait, turning into that strait, but first we meandered over to the… Continue reading Alaska Cruising: Red Bluff Bay

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Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier

Early season sailing meant some changes on where we were heading to. Originally we were to sail into Tracy Arm, instead the captain the The Wilderness Explorer opted for Endicott Arm, which is one fjord over. In the end, due to a high level of icebergs we anchored outside the last turn heading to Dawes… Continue reading Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier

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Wandering On One Of Keku Islands

Off of Kuiu Island is Keku Islands in SE Alaska, a number of thin islands with coves hidden around them. Do I know which one I stepped onto? I don't. I had the GPS turned off on my phone (there isn't any service for phones unless you are in the open straits - AT&T has… Continue reading Wandering On One Of Keku Islands

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Glacier Bay National park: Chimney Rock Islands

All it takes to visit Chimney Rock is....a lot of time, a boat ride there, and a skiff to land with. And a minus 4 foot tide. And not dawdling before the tide comes back in. Pretty simple? Maybe. Probably not. But I got to be lazy and get schlepped out there.... The tiny islands… Continue reading Glacier Bay National park: Chimney Rock Islands