Our Alaska land adventure was coming to a close. We had an early morning departure from Cooper River to Whittier, Alaska, where we would start our week cruise on the Sapphire Princess. Along the way we would make a stop to see another of the older glaciers in Alaska, have a quick lunch and flea market stop in Anchorage.
There is a rather unique part to this trip. In order to get to the cruise ship dock in Whittier, you must travel thru the train tunnel, which is just wide enough to accommodate the rail cars. It is an active train tunnel and there is an elaborate control system to allow cars and commercial vehicles to also use the tunnel.
The ship boarding was quick and efficient and we were underway by six PM for our first destination -Yakutat Bay.