Sounds of Alaska
The rain from earlier in the morning had moved past, but the clouds still hung overhead in Glacier Bay's Geikie Inlet like a canopy shifting in the breeze.
The low noise of the inner workings of the Safari Endeavour drifted away as we drifted closer to the shore in our kayaks. As soon as we got close to shore we stopped paddling.
We all wanted to listen to what Alaska had to say to us.
Exploring Alaska by kayak
The whispering of the waterfall welcomed us, the birds sang brightly to us, and this small group of kayakers smiled. Dave and Irena said what we were all thinking, “These sounds are incredible.”
As we made our way into Tynda Cove, we saw a juvenile Bald Eagle hidden away near the top of an alder tree. We paddled down the shore as the eagle flew from tree to tree, a new member of our group of travelers.
Sofie and Mario saw a change in the shoreline curves which turned out to be the end of a snow fed waterfall. We watched the waterfall trickle into the inlet before turning back towards the Safari Endeavour. Jill and Jenna reminisced about childhood adventures as we slowly paddled.
We paused next to the rocks before heading back to our Un-Cruise home. We listened to the birds, we heard the waterfall, we smelled the sweet cottonwood trees, and we waved to the eagle that had stayed with us.
There are some aspects of Southeast Alaska that cannot be seen in a photograph, but instead have to be experienced.
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