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Clouds hanging low over Glacier Bay.
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Peaks just visible through the clouds in Glacier Bay.
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Shore line in Glacier Bay. Camping is allowed under some circumstances, but normally only U.S. Park Service rangers do research here.
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View of the mountains from Glacier Bay.
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Holland America Line's larger Noordam races past the Statendam on the way to the glaciers within Glacier Bay.
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The Noordam is now way ahead of the Statendam.
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Glacier Bay displays its wild side.
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A glacier seen from your grandparents' private balcony.
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This much smaller tour boat carried few passengers that cold morning.
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According to the National Park Service map, the glaciers have grown (!) about a mile since 1966 through 2002. So much for global warming and the disappearing glaciers all over the world.
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Close-up of the glacier shows layering as it has picked up silt over the past several hundred years.
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A bird rests on a small ice floe.
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Grandma and Grandpa's friends, the Banks, have gone up for a different view of the glacier.