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Searching for a Piece of Family History

Searching for a Piece of Family History

Erik Elvejord, director of public relations for Holland America Line, currently is on Ryndam and went in search of some family history while in Norway. A Day in Kristiansand: Wednesday, May 9th With my conversational Norwegian, an old picture, a general idea of where to go and a few other details, I set out today…   read more of “Searching for a…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Tidewater Glaciers

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Tidewater Glaciers

Ranger Jeff Pietka specialty is the Tidewater Glaciers of Glacier Bay. How is a tidewater glacier different from other glaciers in the Park? Pietka says a tidewater glacier flows down the mountainside and ends in the sea “it’s like a river … of ice,” he says. The tidewater glaciers around the Bay are really shaping…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: For Kids

Glacier Bay Podcasts: For Kids

Creating creative kids programs that entertain while providing facts about Glacier Bay is a part of the job that really appeals to Glacier Bay Park Ranger Steve Schaller. Steve is in charge of kids programs that are presented in Club Hal during the day spent in Glacier Bay. Club HAL has a dynamic youth staff…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcast: Goats and Bears

Glacier Bay Podcast: Goats and Bears

For Ranger Janene Driscoll, every day in Glacier Bay is unlike any before it. In fact, Driscoll says that the best day on the Bay is any day because you’re witnessing it change from day to day and even hour to hour. Even though a lot of rain falls in Glacier Bay, it creates snow…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

New Figures Greet HAL Guests at Port of Seattle

New Figures Greet HAL Guests at Port of Seattle

Special thanks to Rosie Courtney, program manager of public affairs at the Port of Seattle, for sharing these images of the new Native American art installations at the Smith Cove cruise terminal in Seattle. The welcome figures appear to stand alone but nothing could be further from the truth. They were created to draw the…   read more of “New Figures Greet…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: A Park for Science

Glacier Bay Podcasts: A Park for Science

Lewis Sharman has one of the truly interesting jobs in the world. He is park ecologist at Glacier Bay National Park. And that job description means that he is the person who does all kinds of general science work that’s not done by specialists. There are marine mammal specialists, plant specialists, fishery biologists, bear biologists…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Now That’s Loyalty

Now That’s Loyalty

Here is my tattoo of the HAL logo. My artist, Merl Kent at Point Blank Tattoo in Hutchinson, KS, did a fantastic job. Merl also did all the others except the armband which I had done in Bora Bora while on our HAL Hawaii cruise. Anxious to go on another cruise to show off my…   read more of “Now That’s…”