Glacier Bay


For three days of our Alaskan cruise, we explored from inflatable zodiacs and climbed on numerous glaciers within Glacier Bay — including John Hopkins, Lamplugh, Margerie, and Rendu — seeing many humpback whales, an Orca Whale pod and numerous Sea Otters.

With sunny, clear weather, the glacier blue ice was beautiful. Studying ship-board maps, the up-close and memorable effects of climate change are now indelibly fixed.

Upon exiting Glacier Bay via Lynn Canal, we sailed to our final stop in Juneau, where we disembarked.

A fascinating side note: since my next door neighbor in Santa Fe’s last name is Rendu, I enquired if he had any connection to the Rendu Glacier. Upon researching, he learned that a great, great uncle was a Jesuit Priest who spent a number of years in Alaska, and it was he who Rendu Glacier was named after.

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