It was the only overcast and rainy day I had in Alaska-- most years, that would be atypical, but it has been a sunny summer there. Perfect for kayaking Glacier Bay since we were going to be wet anyway.
August 22, 2013
Open Photo Gallery
The dock in Glacier Bay, near where we departed from.
Things were prone to rising out of the mist.
The photo doesn't show it well, but bull kelp is really interesting... its vines are like tough thick tentacles.
The rock where we had lunch. Tide was coming in; when we sat to eat, the waterline was a good couple of meters away.
I didn't get good photos of the wildlife that we say: otters, and an inquisitive sea lion that kept checking us out, lots of sea birds, porpoises, whales in the distance... still this is a pretty shot.
Fog rolled in. Water and sky kind of merged.
I was nervous since we couldn't actually see the shore when it was time to make our crossing but stalwart navigator Riana was pretty reassuring.
This handsome boat told us we were near the dock.
Grateful to see the dock! A ranger came down and asked who we were, the kayak company had given them a heads up. (We were an hour later than officially due back, but an hour earlier than the latest time we were told.)
It wasn't a good hair day for me, honestly.
Back to the cabin. Wanted to give a shoutout to the borrowed Subaru that made life a bit easier in terms of getting to the park and back.
The only thing can stop a bad guy with a gun is... Antoinette Tuff is amazing.
My Halloween costume is gonna be Slutty Howard Taft. Oooo, ooo, someone help, I'm stuck in this hot, wet, sudsy bathtub, ooo