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2019/09/14 Alaska Day 11: Whittier and 26 Glacier Cruise
π 2019-09-14 01:01 in Ak2019, Trips
We returned our overpriced rental car in Seward and after our activities there, we took the seward shuttle that took us to Whittier (which really helped out given that we could not return our rental car in Whittier). Once we got to the junction with Anchorage, a 2nd driver picked us up and took us to Whittier through the tunnel. The tunnel is both train + cars in a single track, sometimes the train goes first, sometimes the cars go first. You only have a 10mn window to get through and then you have to wait for the next hour if you miss it:




When we got on the other side of the tunnel, we saw our cruiseship, and checked in our luggage there for the 26 glacier cruise that was starting from the same location:




The 26 glacier cruise was a lot better glacier-wise than the cruise we had taken from seward the previous day, so in hindsight we could have skipped that.






the views did not suck :)
the views did not suck :)








The crew picked up some ice for margaritas:



We got to see even more glaciers on the way out:





lot of seals sleeping on the ice to avoid the orcas
lot of seals sleeping on the ice to avoid the orcas




we then ran into a raft of sea otters
we then ran into a raft of sea otters

so many
so many

And then it was time to get back to Whittier and transfer to our cruise ship:


some passengers also arrived by train
some passengers also arrived by train


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