holland america zuiderdam alaska cruise This was the 5:30am morning. I go on an Alaskan cruise for a vacation, and over the period of a week, I don't think I've ever accumulated such little sleep in my life. Except that one week last year at the airport where I worked a 36.5 hour shift which turned out to be 101 hours in 7 days, but that's a whole other story! I'm all about depriving myself of everything comfortable for nature, but not for throwing your 70lb bags inside of 737s! So again, my alarm was set, and I eventually stumbled out of bed to answer the knock at our door for our breakfast. Enjoyed that, and then spent just about the remainder of the day out on our balcony, and out on the top deck.

It's really hard to bring words into this series of images that can even... remotely come close to giving you a sense of how overwhelmingly beautiful it is up there in Glacier Bay, and the whole of Alaska for that matter. It's really, really surreal - and I think that's the only way to say it, so hopefully my images speak a little stronger. If that day solidified one thing for me, it's that one of my next stops in life is going to be Antarctica.

holland america zuiderdam alaska cruise

holland america zuiderdam alaska cruise

holland america zuiderdam alaska cruise

holland america zuiderdam alaska cruise

holland america zuiderdam alaska cruise

holland america zuiderdam alaska cruise

holland america zuiderdam alaska cruise

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A few seconds before it happens, a huge thunder erupts from the glacier and what follows is the calving seen in the centre of the frame here. Totally the wrong lens in this moment, but incredible all the same!

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