I'm back in Seattle now, with another season behind me. I made a video from this season as well. Actually, two videos... The first one was from the beginning of the season and the second is from the end.
Here's the second...
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Then, I got back aboard the Wilderness Discoverer and my mind was wiped clean by the torrent of all sorts of things going on at once. We stopped again at Pavlof harbor and there were bears there. Mama with her little cubs have gotten a lot bigger! This other bear is what I would like to call "papa" but I don't know. The days are blending together and I am getting more and more mindless. I can't remember any names anymore and the sun rises quite late and sets early. Alaska is settling down for the long dark days ahead.
I did the hike up the side of Lamplugh Glacier this week and we went high on the hillside overlooking the ice, then clambered down to it to get a closer look. Looking up at the blue ice is magnificent, and the rocks that might cloud the surface fall off, so the ice is relatively clear. The tops of glaciers tend to have a lot of dirt on them, but the bottoms are drippy and clean. And shine with a blue dream.