Friday, July 11, 2014

Finally!

It's finally Friday but also Mommy finally has some glacier photos she took on their Alaskan cruise last month!  She had requests on Facebook to show these photos but she's been "too busy" to help us post them.  Blah, blah, blah.  Whatever.  Anyway, these are in order of when they saw them starting with a shore excursion up to the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau...
The day they were there it was cold, windy and rainy so it was hard to get good photos of it since Mommy's fingers were frozen!  The next glacier they saw was from their stateroom balcony as they were sailing by.  Can you see the house on the edge of the water?
On the last full day of the cruise they sailed up to the Hubbard Glacier and both Mommy and Daddy were awestruck as they saw this from their balcony...
The ship did two full slow circles so everyone could see the absolutely beautiful scenery (click on the photo to biggify)...
The ice on top of the water is about 350 feet high and there's another 250 feet of ice below the water too.  The glacier was calving and each time it sounded like thunder.  The ice falling off is approximately 600 years old and Mommy took a squizillion photos of each calving event but we'll just show one...
While they were there, the ship's captain sent some of the crew out to bring in an iceberg that they later carved into an ice sculpture.  As you can tell, the icebergs near the ship were slighty too big for them to bring in...
Here's the one they got.  Notice how murky the water is from the glacial silt?
After an hour it was time to set sail again...
These are just a small fraction of the photos Mommy took of the glaciers and their entire time in Alaska but we'll spare you any more!  If there are any questions or requests to see something else, let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate them!  Believe it or not, she has even more woofie photos!  Ugh!

Hope you have cool glacier thoughts if it's hot in your neck of the woods!

23 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That looks like it was an amazing trip!

Duni said...

The scenery is gorgeous! I was wondering about the little yellow boat! So did you get to see the sculptured piece?
Sounds like you had an amazing trip!

Patty Woodland said...

I'll bet it was a trip of a lifetime for mommy and daddy

Oui Oui said...

What a gorgeous cruise! And the blue ice is just so stunning! Thanks for sharing these photos with us.

Marg said...

Wow those glaciers are really something. What fun to see the ice fall off. That must have been really something to see.

ByNanasHands said...

Other than WOW nothing I could say would do justice to this awesome sight! Your pictures are breathtaking....I could almost feel the cold! Beautiful....thank you so much for sharing them with us...this trip is going on my "bucket list" for sure! :)

Grace said...

I like the last one best - do we know why the ice looks blue?

Sandee said...

Way cool pictures. Hubby wants to go to Alaska, but we don't want to be on a cruise ship. Every again.

Have a fabulous day. Scritches to the babies and my best to you. :)

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Very beautiful photo's. The glaciers are breathtaking. Thanks for sharing

The Florida Furkids said...

Your photos are MUCH better than our Moms were!! Beautiful!!

The Florida Furkids

Katie Isabella said...

These are gorgeous! Neil, mom's youngest went there 3 years ago. LOVED every minute.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

hay ewe gals...tell yur mom we enjoy see in theeze pic tures.... N wood bee happee ta see mor....we will never getz ta alaska sew itz nice ta see wear de mitee salmon comes frum !!

did her get any pick sures oh bearz ore mooze !!

heerz two a longfinned smelt kinda week oh end ♥

da tabbies o trout towne said...

pea...ess...we wanted ta ask if de ice iz that bloo or does it kinda look like that ...we had ta hurre N hit enter on de furst commint coz de boss be walkin down de hall at de food gurls place oh employ....her sneeks inta blogger frum werk ewe noe; we will use thiz against her if R dee mands R never met. !!!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Those are such amazing pictures! Mommy biggified them and tried to "cool off" by placing herself in the photos. Sadly, it didn't work and the effort of trying to cool off made her hotter. MOL!

Splendid Little Stars said...

How spectacular!
I want to go there!

AntiquityTravelers said...

SPECTACULAR! what a sight

The Island Cats said...

Wow! How gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Katnip Lounge said...

That's pretty amazing! Mommy wonders how cold was it there, next to all the ice?

Ann said...

WOW, what a view. It's gorgeous

Kitties Blue said...

Absolutely stunning photos.Thank your mom for sharing them with us! XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Memories for Life said...

Wow, truly beautiful! I love the blue color!!!

Lin said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you for sharing.

I hope to do that someday---it just looks incredibly beautiful.

Reeni Pisano said...

They're so beautiful! I can't even imagine what's it like to be right there in person! Hope you're all enjoying what's left of your weekend! Love & Kitty Stuff, Moon xoxo