Hubbard Glacier is located in eastern Alaska and part of Yukon, Canada. This was taken from a distance, but our ship took us closer. What’s really nice about cruise ships is that they turn the ship from side to side so everyone gets a good look. That doesn’t always happen, so we pretty much ran around the decks taking photos. 🙂
The glacier was named for Gardiner Hubbard, an American lawyer, financier, and philanthropist who was the first president of the National Geographic Society. He was also one of the founders of, and the first president of, the Bell Telephone Company (now AT&T).
Did you know that Alexander Graham Bell taught deaf children? Hubbard’s daughter Mabel was one of his students and later became Bell’s wife.
It takes about 400 years for ice to traverse the length of the glacier.
What was crazy to me was that one on side you had the glacier, and on the other side, this:
I was reminded of the Na’Pali Coast in Hawaii. Only it was a lot colder outside. We needed sweaters, jackets and jeans in the sunshine. In July.
The water was glassy like this the whole time we were there.
Hubbard Glacier is next to a body of water called Disenchantment Bay. Alessandro Malaspina called it “Puerto del Desengano” in 1792 when he realized it wasn’t the entrance to the Northwest Passage. Talk about misnomer.
Later that night we saw a lot of scenes like these:
Nothing but mountains, sea and sky. Occasionally another ship in the far distance. I loved every minute.
Great weekend, everyone!