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The next area was pretty and had more life in it

 

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A glacier spotted

 

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a change to the telephoto 

 

 

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Suddenly , we heard a spout and a tail came up and the whale went down .

 

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We had arrived at a penguin colony

 

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And the Captain was moving the ship around so that both sides of the ship could see it

 

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We didn't get too close to the mountain though

 

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Telephoto time

 

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The brown trails were made by the penguins and we could smell them

 

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We were trying  for so closer shots of the penguins but the Humpback whales divided our attention

 

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On 10/7/2019 at 10:23 PM, gottagocit said:

 

I get this. I really do. And I see this purists response pretty often on these boards. And that’s okay. 

 

However I find it fascinating that no one considers a visit to Glacier Bay National Park during an Alaskan cruise to be a “drive by” even though most know you can opt to kayak or take small boats into the park from the tiny nearby town of Gustavus and camp or otherwise go ashore. In this case it isn’t a requirement that one tramps ashore and further impacts wildlife or the land environment in some way before being the visit can be considered legitimate?

 

Same for the fjords of Norway or New Zealand. Believe me I’ve asked many times not once did someone refer to those destinations in that way. Lol. 

 

Oh and anyone who has cruised down the Nile knows it’s simply an amazing experience and doesn’t require that you wad into the waters from the river bank to qualify as having been there although most of the boats do stop 2-3 places between Luxor and Aswan for temple site visits. 

 

Just food for thought. 

Good post, those 'purists' as you call it, are just jealous they paid 4 times the amount for a very similar experience.

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31 minutes ago, MicCanberra said:

Good post, those 'purists' as you call it, are just jealous they paid 4 times the amount for a very similar experience.

 

If our " drive by "cruises  only rated a 10 Mic it's only because the expedition ships , like Nigel Tufnel's Amps , can go one better - to 11 . 😊

 

 

 

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Some  penguin closeups

 

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We don't know how they scaled these cliffs

 

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This one had his own private iceberg

 

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The whales were getting closer to the ship and they weren't the only ones

 

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The Coral will have only 2 more seasons to sail to Antarctica due to the Polar Ice Codes . This may be the only type of choice after that .

 

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And after The Silver Cloud moved in we moved out 

 

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A Gentoo was really moving fast

 

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In fact it was flying 

 

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All I say again is WOW....keep posting. I am getting so excited for my "sail by" cruise in January. 

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21 minutes ago, lois1112 said:

All I say again is WOW....keep posting. I am getting so excited for my "sail by" cruise in January. 

 

Thanks Lois . We're excited for you . We spent a lot of time outdoors just soaking it all in . I kinda got a little snow blind taking pictures in the bright sunlight . 😎

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Some telephoto views

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We loved the glacier

 

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We'll be coming round the mountain 

 

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We were glad that we were on the move so that we could see more scenery while the weather was good

 

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Remember to have spare batteries for your camera, the cold really zaps them, Try and keep your camera warm, and keep the spares inside your cabin when possible. The batteries tend to run out but when you warm them back up, you will find there is still life in them, so they do not take that long to recharge.

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22 minutes ago, lorri111 said:

Thanks for the great pics, getting me even more excited for my Coral cruise in Jan!

 

Thanks Lorri it should be a great cruise !

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