Hello from Alaska!
I’ve had the opportunity to travel some in my life (not as much as I plan to) and I’ve seen some beautiful sites. This week I’m privileged to have had the chance to cruise to
Alaska and see my first glacier. I’m speechless. Truly an amazing sight!!
We arrived at the entrance to Tracy Arm Fjord at 6am. Waking up, I pulled the curtain
back of my cabin to see chunks of the most beautiful blue green ice floating by. The
closer we traveled into the glacier, the more chunks of ice we saw. I put on my jogging
clothes and went up to the top deck to of course, multi-task…. Jog and take in the
sights. I quickly found myself so distracted by the beauty that I was stopping more to
take the pictures than actually exercising. I went down to change into more layers of
clothes and to get my friend and traveling partner Connie to come up on deck with
me. We joined the others gathered at the bow of the ship and took in the most
breathtaking sights. We stood mesmerized for over 2 hours. I loved hearing the
chatter of so many different languages as we all experienced this together. No one
pushed or shoved but took our time enjoying the 360 degree views. There was enough
for all to see. Sea lions were plentiful laying on the chunks of ice while we held our
breath that they’d get out of the way of the ship in time. I have to say, I did have a few
brief thoughts of Celine Dion singing as we drove through those chunks of ice…but our
hearts boat went on. Connie and a few others spotted a bear through the trees.
As I sit here writing, we are traveling en-route to Juneau. I’ve been sitting in front of
the sliding door of my cabin (travel tip---a balcony cabin is an absolute must on this
trip) writing a sentence and then pausing to stare at the mountains and shorelines that
is my view. Wish you were here enjoying this with me.