Trip to Tracey Arm
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awoke to the pitter-patter of rain drops on the roof we prepared to take a trip
to Tracey Arm Fjord south of
As we entered Tracey Arm and made our way to South Sawyer Glacier we started passing many icebergs, most of them small but several of them quite large. As we neared the glacier the icebergs became too plentiful to get close, so we viewed the glacier from afar. However, dotting the icebergs were numerous mother-pup pairs of harbor seals. They were really cute.
From South Sawyer Glacier we moved on to Sawyer Glacier which was just about completely free of ice. We got very close to this one and patiently waited for something to happen. It didn’t take long for the glacier to start to calve. On side had left over snow which was falling and shortly thereafter the area of the glacier next to the snow started to calve. Small chucks fell at first and then large quantities of ice fell. With the boat engines stopped the falling ice made a very loud sound.
was time for the long trip back to
hours we returned to
Tomorrow will be a slower day.