After disembarking in Juneau, it was time to take a helicopter ride over the Tongass Forest up to the Mendenhall Glacier for a walkabout. Definitely one of the more amazing experiences in my life! It was not at all cold, there was no rain, and visibility was fantastic. I took a couple hundred photos, but am too knackered to go sorting through them tonight. I'll just post a few that caught my eye.
NOTE: I know it may look as though I've done some Photoshop trickery to get that brilliant deep blue color on the glacier... but I didn't. That's all real, exactly as my camera recorded it! If anything, it's less vibrant in the photos, because it's all flattened out.
Flying above the freaky ice formations of the Mendenhall Glacier...
Landing on the glacier...
Trekking around in search of glacier ice...
The helicopters return to pick us up...
Walking around the nifty State Capitol of Juneau, Alaska...
Returning to the ship at night...
All in all... a pretty darn good day!
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I’m so jealous right now I wanna spit.
An Alaskan cruise is a dream vacation of mine. One day.
These pictures are stunning, especially the glacier ice pictures. The different colors blending together is awesome! And I am sure that these pictures do the glaciers no justice….
That is the bluest water I’ve ever seen.
Holy cow, it looks and sounds AMAZING! I so want to go there.
Wow, breathtaking. I absolutely have to take that trip sometime soon because I suddenly want to be there!
Wow, awesome beauty. Thanks for sharing.
I did the same thing when I was there. It’s absolutely stunning and very difficult to put into words just how truly beautiful it is.
The sad thing is, those of us who have stood there may be some of the last humans to experience it. Unfortunately, it’s getting smaller every year. 🙁
Absolutely beautiful! Can I just say, I love when you go on vacation because you take the best photos and it’s almost (not quite) like seeing it myself. Thanks for sharing!
cool photos 😉
I’ve never been on a cruise. Not sure that I could sit still for that length of time…
Love love LOVE the pictures! It’s like I’m there, except… not. Which makes me sad. But the photos help. Damn, I’m all schizophrenic today!
So,you enjoyed where I’ve spent a good chunk of my summer, eh? Isn’t that glacier something else?? Amazing.
Gulp. I have no words. Just…stunning.
Wow. Those pictures are just amazing.
Beautiful images! Thank you for posting them.
Absolutely GORGEOUS. So glad the weather’s treating you well.
So being touristy and all, did you have a beer in the Red Dog?
Holy Fuck… those are some incredible photos.
And to be right there with all of that… on top of the glacier. Incredible.
Vraiment impressionnant ! Have a nice trip! 🙂
I love the pictures! I’ll never see a glacier in my life and seeing the beautiful blue ice is amazing. Glad you braved that cold so us winter haters don’t have to! Bless you and keep warm!
Dude. Those pictures are just awesome!
Great pictures! Now I wish I’d done the helicopter ride while there!