Friday, November 16, 2007

Hubbard Glacier

This summer we took a cruise to Alaska to celebrate my Mom's 70th birthday. We had a fabulous time and the scenery is just breath taking. One of the days we sailed in to the Hubbard Glacier. It is nothing short of awesome. The temperature on deck as we got closer to the Glacier got colder and colder. We were looking at a sheer wall of ice that was the most beautiful turquoise blue. Every now and again you would hear a cracking sound and a large piece would go crashing in to the ocean. The Glacier looked like a frozen mountain from the highest reaches of Antarctica yet to the sides of the glacier were green grassy hills! It was an amazing experience and I'm glad we got to see it. I find it very sad that our Glaciers are receding very quickly.

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