National Geographic Venture entered Glacier Bay National Park at midnight and continued toward the northern destination of our voyage. With clear skies, the northern lights (Aurora borealis) gave way to alpenglow as the sun rose and shone on the Fairweather peaks above Johns Hopkins Glacier, at the end of Johns Hopkins Inlet. This is one of the most stunning views in all of Glacier Bay National Park.
Naturalist-Park Service Ranger Valerie and Tlingit cultural interpreter Skun Yeik (Paulette) were on board to relate the extraordinary story of this magnificent place. The day was full of glaciers, wildlife, beautiful scenery, and sunshine. After dinner, there was an opportunity to go ashore in Bartlett Cove to walk the trails and learn the story of Snow the humpback whale.