Saturday, 17 July 2010


The first morning in ages that Dawn and I have been able to sleep in. Today has been just cruising. The atmosphere around the ship is fairly formal and respectful, and I must say it has a good effect on the language and manners of everyone.

Today we nosed up to the Hubbard Glacier. The sun was shining and it was just an incredible sight. We saw and heard the glacier calving, which was equally spectacular, but also sad that eventually there will be nothing left. We spent several hours watching, the ship was stopped and, like Leslie Phillips character in 'The Navy Lark', the captain did a bit of 'left hand down a bit', and turned the ship so that we could get the best view. There were seals lying around on blocks of ice. Enjoy it whilst you can my lovelies.

Now we're heading towards Alaska's capital, Juneau, where we will dock tomorrow. There is some dissent within the state about Juneau being the capital, since it is inaccessible except by air or sea, and the majority of people live between Anchorage and Fairbanks.

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