Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Day of Transition

There isn't much to talk about today because we basically spent the day getting from one place to the other. The journey wasn't long, it was just the only goal for the day. Well, that and relax, too. This is vacation after all.

We left Glacier Bay National Park--sadly--and flew back to Juneau. Tomorrow, we catch a 7:22 AM flight to Anchorage. Once there, we rent a car and head south to Seward, the jumping off point for a visit to Kenai Fjords National Park. The entire Kenai Peninsula is supposed to be gorgeous, so I expect there will be more pictures to see tomorrow.

There was one really cool thing that happened today, but I didn't get a picture of it. While Mike and I were waiting for lunch to be served, enjoying the view from the deck of the Glacier Bay Lodge (see photo below)...

... Mike noticed some Bald Eagles flying toward us. There were three of them. The one on the left was about 6 feet away from the two on the right, who appeared to be chasing each other, playing. Well, they kept flying straight for us. When they were about 15 feet away, they banked sharply to the right. They were so close, we heard their feathers ruffle; it sounded sort of like a kite or a flag sounds when being whipped about on a windy day. That is the kind of stuff that is common at Glacier Bay. It was sad to leave. Knowing we still have lots to look forward to made it easier.

I expect Kenai Fjords will be just as incredible, but topping Glacier Bay will be hard.

1 comment:

  1. This is so cool! Just finished checking out all of your picasa pics. Now I'm reading your blog backwards! The glaciers and eagles are absolutely breathtaking!


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