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    Today we were at sea all day and most of it was spent traveling North/West as we made our way from Glacier Bay yesterday to College Fjord this evening. Spotted this interesting island just before 7am.
    Most of the day we were quite a ways off shore and you could make out the mountains but not many clear views.
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    Something in the water, we think dolphins.
    A look into the Internet Cafe onboard.. not very busy this morning.
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    There was a dinner menu out so took a picture of what was coming up tonight.
    The New Your Strip Steak caught my eye (and it was the best steak of the trip I had).
    The Explorers Lounge
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    A fishing boat nearby.
    An interesting reflection (it was just after 8am)
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    A statue from the dedication of the ship.
    A note from the governor.
    Off in the distance we spotted an oil tanker and it took us a couple hours to catch up and pass it.
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    A bunch of birds resting on a log.
    The tanker up close. It looked to be empty, our guess heading north to pick up oil at Valdez.
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    A video clip of the tanker as we passed by.
    Spotted a whale (or maybe two) surfacing nearby.
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    A whales tail.
    Passing the lighthouse on Cape Hinchinbrook which marked our entrance into Prince William Sound
    Looking ahead.
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    The waves were crashing fairly high on the rocks to be visible from this far off shore. This was taken with my 300mm telephoto lens
    A better picture of the lighthouse after we passed by.
    A tug boat out in the sound.
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    It was a great afternoon at sea, weather wise.
    Not that many other guests out enjoying the afternoon.
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    A better picture of the tugboat that was out in the middle of the sound.
    A look at where we are.
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    There was an extra buffet near the pool this afternoon called a Taste of Alaska.
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    All is quite.
    You can just barely make out the tanker we passed in the distance. Shortly after this it turned toward Valdez (to the left in this picture).
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    Spinning around there were some guests out on deck enjoying the sunshine and calm winds.
    A look at the pool area, not many out swimming though.
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    Stopped to grab some ice cream since it was comfortable out.
    If you were curious.. how far we have gone so far.
    We traveled a good distance since yesterday already.
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    A look at where we are heading.
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    A wider perspective.
    Starting to pass chunks of ice again, guessing these are from glaciers in Columbia Bay but not sure and they never did announce it.
    A boat approaching with our pilot
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    A seal checking out our ship as it passed.
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    A large ice field in the distance. I believe this is feeding the Alaskan Glacier (if I am reading the map right, again there was no announcement so I am guessing a bit).
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    A bald eagle flew over the ship.. by the time I found it and snapped a picture it was quite a ways past us already.
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    Passed an Alaska Marine Highway ship.
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    Best guess is this is Perry Island or maybe Culross Island..
    The fishing boat traffic was picking up.
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    Looking ahead to Cochrane Bay you can see quite a few fishing boats.
    The cruise ship worked its way between all the fishing boats and up toward the glaciers.
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    I headed up to the front of the ship to enjoy the view as we worked our way through the traffic.
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    Looking back down the side of the ship.
    Plenty of guests out on their balconies now.
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    Approaching the glaciers. I believe that is the Holyoke glacier to the left but not 100% sure.
    A closer view.
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    In the distance you can see the Harvard Glacier (the large one in the middle) then off to the left Smith and Bryn Mawr
    A closer picture.
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    Here you can see the zig zag path we took to get around boats/nets/etc..
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    Thought this was odd.. two guys on wave runners approached the boat.
    and headed for the wake to goof around.
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    Some sea otters ahead. They would wait and dive under when the ship got really close.
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    No one at the bar, but plenty of guests on the rails.
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    On the big screen they had a view of where we were heading.
    Guess for some sitting in the spa was more appealing than seeing the glaciers (well guess they could see through the windows)
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    I missed the name of this hanging glacier.
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    I think this is the Vassar Glacier
    Which would make this the Bryn Mawr
    the Smith Glacier
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    And the Harvard Glacier.
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    A video clip panning around. The voice you hear is the ships naturalist who had started doing some spot commentary as we approached the glaciers.
    A seal pup on an iceberg
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    A closer view.
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    A clip as we continued to sail into College Fjord.
    More seals out in the distance.
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    We moved through a lot of ice.
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    The Harvard Glacier
    A wide shot of the area.
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    The lighting this afternoon was great on some of the peaks.
    Back in our room for the view as we spun around to look at the glaciers.
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    One last video clip of the glaciers.
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    A little bit of calving, but nothing like what we saw yesterday in Glacier Bay. This is on the Harvard Glacier taken with a telephoto lens.
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    This was taken at 9:42pm as we were heading out of the area and toward Whittier (which we arrived at around midnight).

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