Alaska, Day 5
Our day started inauspiciously with an unfortunately placed iceberg.
Said iceberg was caught on a sandbar exactly in the middle of the entrance to Tracy Arm Fjord, blocking our entrance. Unable to get into the fjord to see more icebergs, we proceeded onto Juneau.
In Juneau, we went whale watching with Gastineau Guiding Company, with Captain Jen and photographer Andy Davidson. Captain Jen’s excitement about the whale activity was contagious. She did a great job of positioning our boat for photography, and Andy did a great job of inspiring us with our photography.
Here are some whale tails…
After returning to shore, we went to Mendenhall Glacier, one of the more famous glaciers only a few miles from Juneau. It’s about 13 miles long and ends in Mendenhall Lake.
There are a few markers showing the historic locations of the edge of the ice. This glacier has been retreating for centuries. This marker is well over a mile from the current ice limit.
More tomorrow, if connectivity allows. Thanks for reading.