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         The life and times of Mark and Paula Persons
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Thursday, July 14, 2022: 
A ham and cheese omelet, just the way Mark and Paula like it...and Paula didn't have to cook!

The crew leaders introduced themselves and told about the ship. The Orion is 743 feet long with a 94.5 foot beam.
She is 47,000 tons.  There were 824 passengers with a crew of 477.

Going into Valdez, there is a statue dedicated to the workers of the Trans-Alaskan Oil Pipeline.

A helicopter picked up Mark and Paula.

They flew to a nearby glacier and saw that it is litterally a river of slow-moving ice.

The pilot was glad we made a safe landing on uneven rock.

Then down to the glacier they went.

Then Paula spotted an ice worm.  They live on glaciers.

There are unpredictable holes in the glacier ice.

Mark was busy with his camera documenting the adventure.

Paula, glaciers really are rivers of ice!

Back in the air, they found hillsides are alive with vegitation.

Hard to see in this photo, but there were six goats on the hillside that day.

Back to Valdez, glad the ship is still in port.

Here she is from the other side.

Back on board with 70 degree weather.

Lively music inside.

Quote of the day:    All in the day of a cruise.  Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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