Alaska Shore Tours- picked up from the dock right at the ship. Van shuttle to the boat. The weather cooperated again, clear enough to let me sit outside on deck on the 1.5 hour trip to Glacier Point and get good photos, not through windows. Stopped at a waterfall. It was quite chilly out there, but worth it. Then up the beach to the bus, bus to shed. They had said they had boots for all sizes. I guess cut up the back boots did fit my legs, but didn't mention the water crossings would be over the cut, so I did a lot of hiking with boots full of water and glacier silt. Canoe paddling was literally about 30 seconds to push off from shallows. All the rain earlier had made the final river before the glacier impassable, so we couldn't get up to the glacier face. Still close and beautiful. Outboard motor wouldn't start on the way back, so we paddled until it finally did- enough to feel it the next day, but not too bad. As the only fat girl on the tour, I was happy to make it in mid-pack on the way back. One boot had suctioned on to my foot enough to need assistance in removal. Then quite generous fresh turkey sandwiches on some spindly little picnic tables. I endeavored not to flip the table while a juvenile eagle tested his wings overhead. Back to the beach away from those tables asap, which was full of flat skipping rocks. I stayed inside on the way back to hear the naturalist talk, we stopped a couple more times. Van back to ship. I chose not to shop in Skagway.
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