Alaska – Glacier Cruise

A must do when in Alaska (after Denali National Park of course) is to do a glacier cruise. Go of in the boat close to the glacier and watch them meet the sea. We were taking a boat from Whitter which is again a small fishing town some 60 miles from Anchorage. The most interesting part about getting to Whitter is the approach to the town. A small tunnel was dug way back when through the mountain to let a train pass. So imagine a single rail track and as per schedule automobile traffic from one end enters the tunnel, then some 15 mins later automobile traffic from the other side of the tunnel is allowed to pass through. Then train from one end is allowed, followed by train from the other end and so the cycle goes. Everyone getting in and out of town through one small about a mile long tunnel. What fun. But this makes for timing your approach to Whitter just perfect so that you don’t have to stand in line of traffic for too long but don’t miss the window to pass through the tunnel. We did time our getting to Whitter perfectly thanks to AsA.

Once we got to town there was another 30 or so mins wait for the ferry to start. Once on the ferrywords don’t do justice to the sights but then neither do pictures. The day started out cloudy but cleared out half way through the ride.
And we had awesome BBQ burgers and corn once we got back home while enjoying the setting colours of the sun.

Enjoy the pictures.

Starting out
Starting out
Glacier river meeting the ocean
Glacier river meeting the ocean – College Fjord
Sea Otters
Sea Otters
Glacier ice falling into the sea
Glacier ice falling into the sea
Glacer Icefield
Glacier Icefield
More sea otters
More sea otters
Seals
Seals
Glacier view
Glacier view
Mountain Goat
Mountain Goat
On the way back
On the way back
Birds
Birds
Waterfall on the way back
Waterfall on the way back
Town of Whitter
Town of Whitter
Anchorage view from the house
Anchorage view from the house
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