Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tracy Arm Fjord and Sawyer Glacier






After leaving Juneau early afternoon, we went by cruise ship very slowly up the Tracy Arm Fjord to the Sawyer Glacier, not wanting to hit icebergs in the water. The captain wasn't worried about the ice piercing the hull of the ship but rather that an iceberg could damage a propeller and then we would have been in trouble. We were told that this fjord is the longest navigable fjord in the world. The scenery was beautiful. We eventually reached as close as we could go to the glacier, then the ship slowly turned around and we were able to see the area from all angles before going back. It was daylight until after 9:30 at night so we were able to spend many hours in this fjord before finally reaching Skagway the following morning.

4 comments:

C&A Hensley Family said...

That is so cool that you went on the Alaskan Cruise.. We have tried forever to get my mom to go. Ya right!! Thank you for always being a great example to us growing up. We have alot of great memories with the Greers. You both will always hold a special place in my heart...

Tim & Leanna Morris Family said...

What great pictures... It is so beautiful!!

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

That looks beautiful but cold! I love to see things like that. That is why Jared and I love to travel. So many beautiful things to see in this world.

Kristal and Jason said...

Very nice!! I'm glad you took alot of pictures. Can't wait to see them all.