After our day in Skagway, our ship spent two days in two different areas of Glacier Bay. The mist hung like a heavy comforter over the mountains and compressed ice. While we were disappointed that this prevented sightings of the wildlife common in this wilderness area, we marveled at the blue glow of the glaciers in the dim light and the uncanny hush of Glacier Bay and College Fjord (where all the glaciers have Ivy League names). The only interruption to the silence was the occasional loud crack, like the report of a gun, when a glacier calved, and the splash which followed as the iceberg fell into the water. While many of the glaciers we saw were receding, at least two were advancing, building in mass and extending farther into the waters of the bay.
|Amore in front of Margerie Glacier, which is growing larger|
|Part of Harvard Glacier|