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Alaska || Part Eight

We woke up bright and early the next morning as we sailed up a small bay filled with blue icebergs towards the Hubbard Glacier. We were scheduled to arrive at the glacier around 7 am that morning so H and…

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Alaska || Part Seven

After our helicopter landings on both the Mendenhall and Herbert Glaciers, H and I wanted to explore the city of Juneau more. It’s certainly very tourist-y near the port, with fur and jewelry shops lining the main street, but the…

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Alaska || Part Six

We reached Juneau, Alaska’s capital, early the next morning after sailing through thick mist and fog all night. That morning H and I opted to do an excursion H had done over ten years ago when he was last in…

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Alaska || Part Five

After exploring the beaches and forests of Icy Strait Point, H and I boarded a small boat for some afternoon whale-watching. About 15 miles away (or a twenty-minute boat ride) from Icy Strait Point lies Point Adolphus, a world-renowned humpback…

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Alaska || Part Four

The following morning we pulled up to the only privately owned cruise destination in Alaska, Icy Strait Point. We weighed anchor in thick fog and cloud-cover but even from the ship you could see the charming red and white buildings near…