Saturday, July 15, 2017

Report # 11 Scenic Cruising Hubbard Glacier July 13, 2017 Thursday Partly cloudy & 41 degrees Part #2 Of 2 51 Pictures

More pictures of scenic cruising…..

 

 

Ice flow from the mountains

 

Millions of years to create

 

Only the color of blue will reflect in the ice

 

We are getting even closer

 

Left side of the glacier

 

Bergie bits

 

If you listen, you can hear the cracking of the ice

 

Unless someone near you is chattering incessantly, ha-ha

 

Center of the glacier had some activity

 

The nicest shades of blue

 

You can see the layers of ice

 

Ice in pinnacles on the top

 

Eventually this jutting piece will fall

 

A waterfall-type of calving

 

Not receding, but doing its thing naturally

 

Never knew there was so much rock and silt in these glaciers

 

Ice hitting the water like explosions

 

The water splashes up muddy waves

 

This was a big fall with ice

 

Like a bomb went off

 

The best calving occurred after the folks left

 

Captain Fred swung the ship from side to side

 

Another slide

 

Sounded like a blast from a shotgun

 

Avalanche

 

Starts small

 

Gathering speed

 

And debris as well

 

This might cause a small tsunami

 

Getting time to move along

 

No wait…..another one

 

Could have watched all afternoon

 

Nothing happening up this end

 

The longer we watched, the more we saw

 

Riveting scenery

 

Glacier-blue/turquoise

 

Silty wave

 

Like slow motion

 

Breaking from the center

 

Now that's more like it

 

Big wave

 

Time for some activity here

 

Must be dinner time?

 

Pea soup sure would have been good

 

There is the Island Princess

 

Sailing away

 

The fog was creeping over the top

 

One of the high peaks

 

The harbor seals were gone

 

Good example to see the height of the glacier

 

Sailing away, heading south now

 

 

 

 

 


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