Cruise aboard the Statendam - College Fjord, AK  5pm-8pm
   It took most of the day to reach College Fjord, another protected area although not a national park.  We picked up the Fjord pilots and a naturalist about 6:00pm (again, they just pulled up in a small boat called a tender and came on board).  College Fjord was discovered in the early 1900’s by an expidition funded by a wealthy railroad magnate who came to Alaska in an attempt to regain his health.  He brought a boatload of scientists and explorers, but he also brought wriers, artists, and poets, including the famous naturalist, John Muir.  I don’t know how many glaciers are in the Fjord but he named them after famous East Coast universities, like Harvard, Yale, and Wellsley (hence, the name of the area).  It was hard to pull ourselves away.
   We are pulling into Seward very early tomorrow morning, which is where we leave the ship and catch a bus to Anchorage (about 70 miles away).  It been a great cruise but we are eager to get off on the next phase of our adventure - SEEING THE MODEL T.
Driving it Home
Montana Majestic Mountain T Tour
On The Road Again
Yellowstone then Home
Runs great...
  ....Drive it home.
Runs great...
      ....Drive it home.
Four Glaciers in College Fjord
Day 10 - Saturday, July 3, 2010
Getting to Anchorage
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Nancy pretending to be jogging  along the Promenade Deck.
Like most cruise ships, the Statendam has several  fancy areas
Lido Deck cafeteria was where we ate breakfast & lunch.
Indoor pool on the Lido Deck.
One of the many glaciers in the College Fjord, with clouds hang
See how the glacier makes a sweeping turn toward the sea?
This type is called a “hanging glacier” as it bridges several
Two seals hitching a ride on a floating chunk of ice.
Because of overcast skies and the lateness of the day, the blue
It was too pretty not to run outside for a photo memory.
Our dining table was a front-row seat.  And warm!