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  • Alaska 2008: Day 7 (College Fjord)

    Posted on June 16th, 2008 Jeff Keller 3 comments

    The last full day of our cruise was spent in College Fjord. This fjord was
    as smooth as glass, and filled with seals, otters, whales, porpoises, and birds
    of all types. There were quite a few glaciers to see, too, though there was
    no dramatic calving like in Glacier Bay.

    Photos from Day 7 of my Alaska trip after the link below.


    Looking out from the back of the ship as we enter College Fjord


    Not sure what kind of bird this is, but they appear to walk on water


    We saw a TON of sea otters here


    There are four otters here… sometimes you’d see a half dozen or more at once!


    I assume that’s an otter on the iceberg on the right


    Pretty spectacular scenery


    Apparently these trees died as a result of the 1964 earthquake


    Seals hanging out on some ice


    There are at least five glaciers in this photo


    A river of ice…


    Nice waterfall


    Another glacier


    The bow of the ship was a popular place to be today


    Lots of ice in the water here


    Nice reflection


    One more glacier for good measure

    In the next gallery, I’ll have pictures of our trip from Seward to Denali.

     

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    • Many thanks for this series. It brings back some great memories from our cruise on the Sapphire Princess in the middle of July 2007. We were blessed with bright sunshine for most of the trip (excluding the very Misty Fjords !) Some people even preferred to be in the pool rather than see the glaciers but it’s interesting to see the same views but under more dramatic conditions. For anyone thinking of taking a cruise I certainly recommend going on one that takes in College Fjord and if you’re coming from Europe, as we were, a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer is not to be missed.
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    • I mostly go south for vacation, but your trip to Alaska showed how many beatiful nature, sera and animals we miss…

    • Nice pictures. We were there the last week of May 2008 with very bright sun light. Looking forward to seeing it again. We book the Island Princess for the 2nd and third week in June of this year. Get to see it twice. I love the quite cruising you get in Alaska.