Every morning I wake up somewhere new. This morning we awoke in Glacier Bay National Park, the Grand Pacific Glacier and all of it’s sedimental glory staring into our window. It was raining again. Søren felt warm. I wasn’t impressed so Steve and Aiden went to grab breakfast while I stayed with Søren. Steve returned shortly, “You should take your camera to the top”.
I threw on some clothes and the ship began to rotate. Tall mountains made their way across the window until the stunning 350ft tall Margerie Glacier was in full view. This is what I was waiting for. I couldn’t hear the announcements very well so I stepped onto the balcony to snap some photos. A smaller boat was near the glacier and seagulls swarmed for everyone’s breakfast. A powerful rumble broke through the crisp air as part of the glacier broke off into the bay. This happened several more times while we were viewing the Margerie. The boys returned and I went to grab breakfast, too excited to shower.
We began to navigate out of the Tarr Inlet, passing several large chunks of striped ice as we made our way through the fjords. Turning the corner, we entered the Johns Hopkins inlet. The Johns Hopkins Glacier spread out in the distance. For safety reasons the ship could not get any closer, but stopped to view the Lamplugh Glacier. A river made it’s way through the center of the glacier, escaping into the fjord through a cave near the center of the glacier. An even smaller raft-style boat approaches the glacier, giving it some scale. The Lampugh has more visible sediment than the Margarie but I appreciate their beauty equally.
I spend the rest of the day tending to Søren’s fever as the ship navigates out of Glacier Bay and begins our journey south.