Poor Lippi - he told me he had the worst headache the next morning. It's a good thing he was spending the day on ship cruising to Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska because he didn't feel like moving much. It was a good day to sit on the balcony and watch the world float by and take a nap or two, or three, or more.
Mario's mom here - The ship sailed up a 20 mile long channel into Glacier Bay. A Park Ranger from Glacier Bay National Park boarded the ship and explained things along the 20 mile ride. At one time the glacier ran the entire length of that 20-mile strip. Here's a googled map showing the route - we were in the channel on the back side of the park
|Ice Falls/Waterfalls coming off mountins.|
|Ice Berg - YIKES - Hope Lippi's ship doesn't sink.|
|Lippi sees his first glacier and a "hush" fell over the entire ship as all passengers listened to the Park Ranger on the room's TV.|
Look at all those pretty colors too! Awesome!
Here you can see where some has already broken off and slid down hill.
This glacier has a big hole in it. M said she doesn't want to be on the water when it finally cracks and falls into the sea. It may create a wave so huge it can be seen in China! he he (she's just kidding.)
Sailing back out of the channel into Glacier Bay and towards Skagway, Alaska - lots of sea lions (above pic) and Sea Otter were seen frolicking in the water.
|SIL celebrated a birthday that night. Lippi said the cake was delicious!|
Lippi was so tired, he said it's time for bed now. I'll be back again tomorrow with Part 4. (We have about 2 or 3 posts left, so we hope we aren't boring you too much!) Lippi hopes you'll be back too.