June 30, 2016 Day 9 Alaska (Glacier Bay Day 2 ) Alaska in old tired fleece and new boots

Woke up to rain so we slept in a bit – Mary and Cotty went kayaking and exploring the closest tiny island to our anchorage off of Russell Island. They claim they saw bear and moose poop and also signs of wild strawberries (too early in the season to pick ๐Ÿ™

Here is the photo evidence ๐Ÿ˜€

Moose poop

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Bear poop

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That is Cotty and Mary on the island – my view from the boat.

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Oyster catchers – so many different birds here in the park!

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This tiny island is hiding at least one bear and one moose!

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Morning kayaks in still waters are the best ๐Ÿ˜€

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experimental iPhone pic through binoculars shot ๐Ÿ˜€ of sleeping mama and baby otters

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nicer shots with Maryโ€™s sweet new lens ๐Ÿ˜‰

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our first time using the skiff with the motor ๐Ÿ˜€

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that is Canada right over there ๐Ÿ˜€

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team Xtratuff ๐Ÿ˜€ the perfect footwear for this adventure! Maryโ€™s sweet sand anchor in action.

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if you look carefully over Cottyโ€™s left shoulder and under his arm you can see a huge piece of glacier calving as he jumps up and back down.

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nothing exciting happened when I jumped – I am wearing all of my clothes and some of Cottyโ€™s – lol

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In this photo Cotty has his mouth open and is catching drips of melting glacier

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Here is Cotty sliding down part of the dirty glacier – it was not as slippery as he had hoped – lol

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moose tracks

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the joy of having the right footwear for the job ๐Ÿ™‚

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Judi Tracks

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birdy tracks

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clean skiff now muddy ๐Ÿ™

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After dinner Mary and Cotty went off adventuring in the skiff and found:

More bear poop – sadly no pic ๐Ÿ™

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Glacier at night

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cocktails – mine is a Sol Duc (custom cocktail) and YUMMY dinner ๐Ÿ˜€

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that is glacier ice from an iceberg in my cocktail!

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Breakfast – banana pancake – with (last of fresh) blueberries and peach compote

Lunch – Halibut Ceviche with (shipwreck (leftovers)) and salad

Dinner – Mary made yummy baked Halibut ย with austere mushrooms and sauce on a bed of sea asparagus and zucchini with cashews and figs – brown rice on the side YUMMY

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