The Right Place at the Right Time

20 Aug

Hello folks,

Techspert Kristin here, writing from the beautiful Glacier Bay National Park overlooking the majestic Marjorie Glacier.  I have come to Alaska almost every summer for the past four years and you can never really get tired of seeing this amazing scenery.  One of the highlights of Glacier Bay National Park is of course, the glaciers, with Marjorie being in my opinion, quite the standout .  Marjorie Glacier is a tide water glacier, which means that it generates sufficient snow to flow out from the mountains to the sea,  and unlike many glaciers in Alaska is said to be somewhat stable and not receding.  Marjorie begins its decent downward on the slopes of Mount Root that is on the Alaska/Canada border.  Its usually over one mile long in width and extends around 21 miles to its source.  Where the Westerdam sails we see Marjorie Glacier as well as the Grand Pacific Glacier, these two glaciers are only approachable by either land or water.  While we were viewing the glacier last week we witnessed one of the largest calving that I have seen during my time in Alaska and Mr. Kemp Whisenhunt of Little Rock, Arkansas was so kind as to let me have his video that he took of this impressive display of nature. 


Cheers from the Westerdam,





10 Responses to “The Right Place at the Right Time”

  1. Kathleen Wagner August 20, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Why would you tell us about this wonderful experience and then make the video private ??

  2. Char Ellefson August 20, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    Can’t look at the video, says it is private. Can you try sending it again? We are taking the family to Alaska next wummer on HAL.

  3. John Garside August 20, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    Dear Kirsten,

    Thanks for keeping me in the loop but unfortunately the video link you advised states the video is private and will not play.

    Is there some way we may see the video to remind us of the fantastic time we spent in Glacier Bay last year.

    Best Regards

    John Garside

    Phone: 61 8 9437 1197

    Fax: 61 8 9437 1312

    Mob: 61 (0) 409 375 185

    Skype Name: jack_g42

  4. Rainer Rüther August 21, 2013 at 3:07 am #

    Dear Kristin, as soon as we try to see the video the text coming up says: this video is privat.
    And no film. Was this video available to you only? Thanks for a short comment.
    Best regards, Rainer

  5. e kim August 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Hi Kristin, Just wanted to see the video you mentioned – but it says: This video is private and won’t give me access to see it… What to do?

    Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:08:37 +0000 To:

  6. CayucosTomTom Eckle August 23, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    Why is this video private? How do I view it?

  7. Bonnie Fadden August 23, 2013 at 1:07 pm #


    When I get to the Video, all that is displayed is a snowy screen and “This Video Is Private”.


  8. Kathleen Wagner August 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    Does this ever get moderated?

  9. Heidi September 14, 2013 at 5:22 am #

    When clicking on the YouTube play button, I get a message that the video is private.

  10. Bill Starr September 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    When I tried to play the video on the HAL digital workshop site, it said the video was private and no video showed.

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