Thursday, August 2, 2007
Twist your arm to go to Tracy Arm
We decide to take a day-trip on a boat. The weather was cloudy and a little foggy with maybe a little misty rain mixed in with it. The rumble of the engine and the enclosed cabin was conducive to napping.
But wait…there's more!
Here's Kelsie at South Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm.
A must-do when you're here visiting and haven't been to Glacier Bay or Exit Glacier outside of Whittier - a day-cruise to the Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm…magnificent! Our day started out a little cloudy with low hanging clouds but the weather forecast was for clearing skies and I know it's hard to believe, but it actually happened! Once we got to about 1/4 mile from the glacier the sun came out and lighted up the blue of the ice to a brilliance that was beautiful.
Logan's ice-magnified tongue with pure (cold) glacier ice!
We left Stephens Passage and entered Holkham Bay to access Tracy Arm (Go to googlemap and look for Tracy Arm link) . We motored through a narrow valley of sheer cliffs, numerous waterfalls, and ice bergs of various sizes. We saw humpback whales, harbor seals, pigeon gullimonts and their chicks, Arctic Tern, and mountain goat.
And Tim got a pictureof our retun from the deck – there's Jeanne waving her bloomers (just kidding)!