Old Mother Hubbard
Today we visited the Hubbard glacier. This had really been built up by the crew. As the ship approached, many of us were ho hum about it. Then we got closer and closer and closer. There is no visual perspective in Alaska, nothing to give you a comparative size. The Hubbard glacier is a giant river frozen in time. Imagine a 200 foot waterfall 7 miles wide and frozen. The font face is 200 feet above the water and 150 feet below. It’s massive. It’s ice blue, glacier blue. We saw it calving. This is when large chunks of ice break off and cascade down into the ocean. The effect is incredible. Hubbard was a great way to start a relaxing day of cruising. Tomorrow we’ll be in Sitka. The ship managed to fix all my missing shore excursions so we’re off on a 4 x 4 adventure in the afternoon. I probably won’t get to post pictures until I’m back, but we’ll see if Blogger will cooperate.