Glacier Bay National Marine Park - The Margerie Glacier

After our days in Denali, we drove back to Anchorage, met up with my other sister's family and headed to Whittier to embark on phase 2 of our Alaskan adventure - a Cruise of the Inner Passage aboard the Golden Princess. The trip reunited our families and served as a celebration of my father's 80th birthday. The general cruise itinerary (north to south) - first two days at sea viewing glaciers, then Ports of call - Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan before disembarking in Vancouver.

For our 2nd day at sea, we entered into the Glacier Bay National Marine Park:
It's still cloudy, foggy and cold, but we were able to see the Margerie Glacier and the smaller Lamplugh Glacier. Scott spotted some orca whales and we had fun gathering on the verandas for photos, food and warm drinks.

Family Photos - Glacier Bay

Margerie Glacier

Calving of the Margerie Glacier
From Wikipedia - Ice calving, also known as glacier calving or iceberg calving, is the breaking of ice chunks from the edge of a glacier. It is a form of ice ablation or ice disruption and is normally caused by the glacier expanding. We were fortunate to see an abundance of ice calving during our stop at the Margerie Glacier.

Calving of Margerie Glacier

Family photo!
Family Photos - Glacier Bay

Photo of sister taking a photo of the cousins
Cousins Gather Together

This has become one of my favorite photos from Glacier Bay - I use it as my PC lock screen at work:

Sightseeing in Glacier Bay

Next up, our first port, the gold mining town of Skagway



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