When taking a journey through the emerald waterways of Southeast Alaska on a small ship cruise, one can always be assured of amazing experiences and new discoveries.
Our first time visiting Glacier Bay National Park this year was marked by a number of differences.
In a last minute attempt to enhance the experience, our second mate Gavin and I grabbed our instruments and headed to the very top deck above the bridge of the vessel to surprise the guests with an outdoor mini-concert.
Reaching 250 feet above the water, 200 below it, and extending over a mile and a half across the fjord, John Hopkins Glacier is a mighty sight to behold. Today John Hopkins is one of the few glaciers still advancing at about 17 feet a day! Creaking and popping, settling and sliding lead to the sudden thunderous BOOM!
It was a sunny July day as the Wilderness Explorer sailed into Bartlett Cove and the visitor center for Glacier Bay National Park.