One day we had a land excursion where some bear scat was sighted. Some people were very excited about this. We sailed around just soaking up the views because we knew all too soon we would be back in Sitka and leaving Alaska.
Another day we had an excursion to visit a fish hatchery where we learned a great deal about salmon and saw a mother bear catching fish for herself and her twin cubs. Again, these little bears need to put on a great deal of weight during this summer in order to survive/hibernate through the coming winter.
|The coloring of this particular landscape was in contrast to the grays and blues we had become accustomed to.|
|I love this picture. There were so many different colors of gray combined to make such beauty.|
|A playful whale.|
|We saw eagles everywhere.|
|These small rubber boats called DIBS were used to take us to shore|
|Mrs. Bear catches a fish at the salmon hatchery.|
|This picture shows the immensity of the glacier. That's a great big cruise ship in front of it!|