Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The trip begins with loading unloading and doing it again

The bus came to fetch us at 7am and we had to load all the food and equipment for the journey from anchorage to Whittier

After arriving in Whittier and unloading the bus and loading the sea taxi we were ready to go
About 2 to 3 hours later we had again unloaded the taxi and loaded our kayaks

One final group photo to celebrate the beginning of our expedition

Racheli, a Doctor of seaweed found new species to examine and play with

Hadas also had fun with the seaweed

The next day we passed our first glacier

Lucky for us the weather was friendly, warm and dry

With the never ending daylight we lost all sense of time and often found ourselves having supper at 10 or 11 at night. This has advantages in that there was never any pressure to get to camp before dark and  so we could paddle at leisure almost any time we wanted. In fact for the entire time there I never saw a sunrise nor a sunset and had to look at the time to decide when to go to sleep.

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