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Hubbard Glacier and on to Seward

by on Jul.18, 2011, under Happenings

Early on Tuesday we were scheduled to arrive at the Hubbard Glacier our last stop before Seward. The Hubbard Glacier is an icy tongue with its root on Mt. Logan in Yukon Territory. The vast Hubbard ice field originates near 15,300-foot Ht. Hubbard and flows 76 miles to lick the sea at Yakutat and Disenchantment bays. Hubbard calves a great number of icebergs, making it difficult to get close. I was out on the deck at seven A.M. and I could see the coast of the Yakatat peninsula, which is where I refueled last year, but I could see fog at the entrance to Disenchantment Bay. As we proceeded in we started to see ice and unfortunately more fog. The ice pieces turned into icebergs and the fog got thicker. As we had discovered at the other glaciers that we tried to visit, those big areas of ice create their own weather and its usually fog. We finally turned around before getting to the face of the glacier for safety reason. The rest of the day we steamed under overcast sky’s toward Seward with a scoop of ice cream on deck at four PM as usual. It was a relaxing day and we packed then had dinner with new friends from Hilton Head that we had met on the ship.

 

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