The ship arrived in Glacier Bay around lunchtime on Tuesday and slowly made its way around the five different glaciers located there. I wish I could remember their names, but they were all magnificent! Especially the last two.
We were extremely lucky to have such a clear day there. Apparently, it’s usually foggy, but we had an absolutely gorgeous day. I still had to wear a hat and jacket when we were near the glaciers because the glacial winds were quite chilly, but it was still much warmer than expected.
We saw a Grizzly bear and her cub through the binoculars. No pictures, because even through the binoculars it looked about the size of a hamster. But it was still very cool to see. And there were seagulls everywhere. They really loved to fly right near the ship, even as high up as the 9th deck where we were watching with our binoculars. Everything you could see was blue or white and so the seagulls just seemed to fit right in with the landscape. The coolest thing about the glaciers was seeing them calve, which means that chunks of ice would break off and fall into the water. They always made a huge explosive sound and a gigantic splash. It was a literally awesome sight.
I took almost a full gigabyte of photos in Glacier Bay, so here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!