Jul 12, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird
We awoke to gray skies, wind, and rain, but one shouldn’t really be surprised—this is Southeast Alaska, and we’re surrounded by the largest temperate rain forest in the world. As many a seafarer says, “There’s no such thing as bad weather—just poor clothing choices.” So we all bundled up in our warmest six layers, added rain gear on top, and headed out on expedition landing crafts to explore the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness region. The weather cleared a bit just as we began to hear the thundering booms of ice calving from South Sawyer Glacier. Winding our way back to the ship through an obstacle course of icebergs, we spotted several harbor seals lounging on the ice. Later on, we set off again via kayak or expedition landing craft to further explore the fjord and get a closer look at the glacier.
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