Jun 16, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion
At midnight, National Geographic Sea Lion headed into Glacier Bay so that we would wake up to the Margerie Glacier this morning. This majestic tidewater glacier soars 250 feet above the water line and dips as far as 100 feet below water. It is a mile wide and 21 miles in length.
What a view for the guests taking in some exercise on deck, inspired the glacier’s strength, balance and stillness within. As we feel the mist all around us, up high on these mountains, it is snowing. It snows almost year-round, compounding on itself year after year.
Glacier Bay has a sense of the mystical about it. This is a place of wilderness. Throughout the day, our Tlingit Cultural Interpreter Mamie Williams sang her native songs, including the song of the bears. Soon enough, we had our first bear sighting, made by naturalist Carlos Navarro at 9:25AM and again at noon from the bow of the ship: Two large brown bears along the shoreline searching for vegetation.
Glacier Bay is also a place of deep and expansive natural history, and we learned much about our surroundings from National Park Service Ranger Amber Glove.
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