waiting for the next tunnel passing
the tunnel entrance / exit
beautiful place to wait to pass through the tunnel
playing w/ the camera - blurry foreground, sharp background, then sharp foreground, blurry background
My friends whose home I am staying in are here for the summer, their daughter Anna, and her cousin Kelty, joined Amy and me on the glacier cruise.
waterfalls cascade down the hills
more waterfalls coming down the hillside
our 'cruise ship'
We saw bald eagles...
We saw some playful sea otters...
and some lazy sea lions...
but our end destination was to view some glaciers...
LOVED the color of the water here
The glacier cruise is something I would definitely recommend! You wouldn't think it would be terribly interesting watching the ice, but it was really cool to see how massively large it was, and such a beautiful area as well...we didn't see any large chunks of ice calving, but even the smaller pieces we saw falling off were really cool - it was amazing how LOUD it sounded when the pieces cracked off and splashed into the water. The only thing we didn't see were whales ~ and they said there had been several sightings on recent trips...I think that just means I have to go back and do it again sometime! :)