Laconte Icebergs and Petersburg
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 26 Aug 2019

Laconte Icebergs and Petersburg

  • Aboard the National Geographic Quest
  • Alaska

Expedition leader Doug Gould woke guests early for our first excursion by Zodiac of icebergs from the LeConte Glacier. These chunks or shooters from the water’s subsurface line themselves along the face of the glacier: They are exceptional and large and blue. Overcast skies and drizzle actually enhances the blue hue of the dense ice. Back on the vessel, guests enjoyed a hearty brunch. National Geographic Quest by midday was docked in the fishing village of Petersburg. Explorers enjoyed an afternoon of hiking, biking, or botany tours among the town’s muskeg. Dinner was a special feast of crab including local Southeast Alaskan brewed beer. The evening ended with a lively presentation by naturalist and Alaska resident Sean Neilson.

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