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Cruising Alaska: July 2007

The first tidewater glacier we came to was the Reid Glacier. Eleven miles long, it was named by members of the 1899 Harriman Alaska Expedition for glaciologist Harry Fielding Reid.

    Near the beach in front of the glacier could be seen a small cruise boat and a couple of miles up the bay was a large group of people with kayaks, presumably from that boat. We saw several reminders in Glacier Bay that the "small ship experience" is very different from what we were experiencing. Whether that means a better, worse or merely different experience depends on your specific interests.

This photograph is © 2007 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Reid Glacier, Alaska