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January 23, 2006
From journal Alaska by Cruise Ship: You stay, scenery travels
Lake City, Minnesota
June 11, 2005
From journal Affordable Alaska Cruise on a Modest Budget
North Little Rock, Arkansas
June 21, 2003
From journal Alaska Princess Tour 2000
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 8, 2000
Our boat stopped at many glaciers. Margerie and Grand Pacific glaciers are side by side, but fed by different icefields. We also saw Lamplugh and Reid glaciers. We were not allowed into Johns Hopkins Inlet because sea lion mothers were there with their puppies.
There was some activity and from time to time we saw a piece of ice falling from the glacier walls. This is called 'calving.' Sometimes the ice block is so big that we could feel the wave formed by its hitting the sea. But most of the time we could only hear the ice shrieking and thundering, making us expect a huge calving that did not happen.
Sea lions like inlets because orcas, their predators, do not usually go there, where the water is much colder due to the glaciers. We saw an orca later that day, though they are not common in the park's waters. We saw many sealions on icebergs, as well as eagles and kittywakes. With great excitement, we saw grizzly bears at the shore: a mother and two cubs.
From journal Inside Passage, from up close