Alaska: Hubbard Glacier

The Hubbard Glacier
was our first stop on our way south. I got up and attached my lens to tripod and camera body to lens. It takes about 400 years for ice to traverse the length of the glacier. Slowly we made our approach. I had hoped that we would be able to get closer, but as you can see on You Tube, it looks quite terrifying when a glacier calves. The Hubbard Glacier has been known to throw off icebergs as large as a 10 story building. As it was, the water was full of floating ice and debris and our captain determined it was not safe. And so – from a distance – we saw the touches of brilliant blue of the glacier. The disappointment abated later in the trip when my Dad and I stood on a glacier and experienced the awesome beauty of it.

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