Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The final pictures of the cruise and this blog update

If you made it through all of my August blog updates then good for you! Way to hang in there with me. Here are the last few pictures of the cruise. I rest a week now and then my friend arrives next Tuesday. We are going NORTH in Alaska so I should have pictures of new and exciting Alaskan adventures!!
So, our boat captain was a little bit adventurous. He actually drove our boat up onto a large iceberg and caused the iceberg to release from the bottom and it started to roll. I have no idea if this is something he does regularly or something he shouldn't do (LOL) but he did it and then backed the boat up really quickly and let the iceberg roll. I was freaking out because I thought it was way bigger than it was and it was going to just keep rolling and roll our boat right over! It was exciting though. The second picture here is a video of the iceberg as it was rolling. I am not sure if you will be able to view the video or not, but click on the picture and find out.

The melt-off of the huge glaciers cause huge waterfalls.
These kayakers seem to be enjoying the falls.
One last picture of a serene waterfall with lots of kittiwakes flying overhead. We were hoping they wouldn't deposit a surprise on our heads.

3 comments:

De'Etta said...

Oh Alaska - and you really know how to do it up right, Dody! LOL I think we can move back up in 7 years.

Ted&jamiDavis said...

Hey Dody!
Thanks for the comment. yeah Ted tells me the crazy CRAZY sized fish you catch there. Nothing campaired to the 8 in. fish here. I would love to fish up there! I want to bring my dad too so he can catch the catch of his life. BTW Ted really LOVES Your blog, and he was wondering if you could add him to your mailing list? Tedhdavis@hotmail.com. Thanks!!

Cynthia said...

FUN!! Kayaking around the glaciers would be much colder than kayaking in the FL Keys, but I'm thinking we should come up there and do that! What fun it would be. I suppose they wear wet suits or something? We were always SOAKED from our kayaking in FL....