Monday, September 4, 2023

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Hello from Glacier Bay! It was a rainy and cool day here today.

Glacier Bay National Park ice in water

With the weather all gloomy - and not wanting to deal with the coughing crowds in the buffet line - I did something I’ve only done twice this summer. When my alarm clock rang at 6AM I turned it off, stayed in my nightgown, pressed the privacy button on my door panel, climbed back into bed, and went back to sleep. When the ship’s fog horn woke me up I knew I had made the right decision to pass on breakfast but not on sleep.

It was a later arrival to Glacier Bay today so it all worked out. After my room service lunch of chili and grilled cheese but before my room service dinner of a turkey sandwich I had a picture of Lamplugh Glacier.
Lamplugh Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park Alaska

I had a picture of John Hopkins Glacier.
John Hopkins Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

I had a picture of a raft of sea otters. So. Many. Otters.
Raft of sea otters in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska

And us lucky ducks even made it to Margerie Glacier today. I did see it calving but missed getting a photo of it.
Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

And for the first time since Covid quarantine I stayed in the cabin the entire day. (Don’t worry, I’m fine.) There are lots of sick folks on the ship right now with no regards as to where they are coughing or who they are crowding. With the bad weather we’ve had the last couple days it’ll be spreading and I don’t need them hovering over the top of me when I’m sitting on my scooter when it does. 

Tomorrow we’re back to Skagway and will be in the prime Broadway Dock spot. I’m planning on getting off the ship early before the town gets busy. See you then!