of heights and flying.
In 1988 we took a cruise that went to Alaska and one of the things I absolutely wanted to do was walk on a glacier but to do that I had to over come my fear of the above mentioned two things… heights and flying in helicopters. But it was worth the angst and I would do it again. The helicopter landed on the glacier and left us there for about a half hour to explore and take pictures. The glacier was bitter cold and we were fitted with heavy boots to keep our feet warm and jackets if we needed them. We did. When the helicopter came back for us it then flew us to the top of the Mendenhall glacier, what an awesome sight.
This particular challenge prompted me to revisit pictures from a cruise to Alaska in 1988. (I took pictures of the pictures so they might be a little grainy).
As the ship sailed into Glacier Bay a small fog bank lifted and there in front of us was Mendenhall Glacier.
You could hear the glacier groaning and moaning as it inched its way to the bay… the last picture is of ice and snow falling into the water.
One of my favorite pictures is from the helicopter flying over the glacier.
Walking on the glacier.