9. CANADIAN HOLIDAY in May 2008 …. Glacier Bay in Alaska … Our return to Vancouver: Post 9

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Going  back in the ship the Veendam, we slowly sailed back from Alaska and back to Vancouver over a few days. We stopped into to see  Glacier Bay.  See the photos below.  What we really experienced was some of these  things: The isolation, the cold (Ken & Harriet come from Brisbane, Australia. We are in as subtropical  climate  zone and never really experience colds and certainly  not ice  and snow), the joy of so much water, meeting  the mountains covered with snow drifts, seeing  the  small blocks of ice floating in  the ocean water around the ship, sense of being in wonderment of the people around you on the ship …. there was real sense of camaraderie from everyone,  the sense of expectancy …. here is a whales  tail disappearing beneath the water and there the real sense  how could  anyone live in this area of frigid water? It makes you think about the Eskimos living  in houses built out of ice blocks in an  igloo.

The term culture of the Inuit, therefore, refers primarily to these areas; however, parallels to other Eskimo groups can also be drawn. The traditional lifestyle of the Inuit is adapted to extreme climatic conditions; their essential skills for survival are hunting and trapping. See this website:  Images for eskimo culture

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What we really experienced were  some of these  things:

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…. Seeing  the small blocks of ice  floating in the ocean water around the ship …..

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….  The sense of being in wonderment of the people around you on the ship …. there was real sense of camaraderie from everyone   ….

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…. Ken and Harriet in the forefront of the ship …. it was cold !! …..

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…. The reflections in the water ….

 

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….. The isolation, the cold (Ken & Harriet come  from Brisbane, Australia. We are in as subtropical  climate  zone and never really experience colds and certainly  not ice  and snow) …..

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…. Meeting  the mountains covered with snow drifts ….

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…. There the real sense  how could  anyone live in this area of frigid water?…..

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…… Model of a sailing boat in the lounge of the ship ….

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See  the next post:  OUR CANADIAN HOLIDAY in May 2008 …. Vancouver: Granville Island: Post 10