We had probably the busiest year we will ever have in 2018.Late February we spent a weekend in Auckland
to celebrate the engagement of
our eldest son to his bride to be.
In June we were blessed with falling snow while
visiting the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier.
Most of us had not seen falling snow ever,
so a real delight.
A week or so later while cruising the Inside Passage
during our stop at Juneau we flew
onto the Mendenhall Glacier to visit the huskies
and have a rife in a sled.
We hardly seemed to be home
to be made for our road trip in New Zealand
prior to our son’s wedding.
A Māori Hāngī at the
Whakarewarewa Māori Village in Rotorua…
…and a visit to the Hobbit Movie Set at Matamata,
…were preludes to the big day.
The next morning back at
Auckland International Airport
for our flight home.
A fence needed to keep us out of the water
an Australian who uses
Australian Opal and Alaskan gold
to manufacture jewellery.
Never expected a fence on the Mendenhall Glacier.
on Mendenhall Glacier, could bring
so much joy to so many.
When planning our recent holiday,
MGW wanted visit the huskies
It was one of two pre-planned treats
we allowed ourselves.
The huskies seemed as pleased to see us
as we were pleased to see them.
The hardest part of the excursion was
cuddling the husky puppies
while we filled in twenty-minutes
waiting for our ride down off the glacier.
That was the hardest part of the day!!!
Glacier is my word for this post.
One of the definitions found for canicular was
‘…a period of inactivity…’
This Husky puppy, on Mendenhall Glacier,
was quite content to have
a period of inactivity
after a five-minute playtime with tourists.
Margerie Glacier in a calving moment.
when compared to these vessels.
After a few passes this feathered friend decided…
as it was my only otter sighting.