LeConte Glacier has an uncanny ability to produce larger than life icebergs in every shade of blue the eye can see. This morning we took to Zodiacs to get a closer look at these towering behemoths and test out our newly acquired photography skills. Often called the iceberg museum, LeConte Bay did not disappoint us with its countless bergs and active sea life. From there we popped across the way to Petersburg, the town that salmon built. We spent the afternoon exploring the muskeg, biking the beaches, and cruising with the salmon boats. While in town, we bought a feast of locally caught Dungeness crabs, and proceeded to have a delicious (albeit messy) dinner.
National Geographic Quest
A fine and adventurous day was awarded to us on our last chance to explore Southeast Alaska on this voyage. We anchored in the morning at Ushk Bay just between Baraknof and Chicagof Islands. We spent the morning exploring the vast beach, meadows, and forests that make this area so special and wild. Salmon were making their final push upstream while the less lucky fishes lay as carcasses along the streams. We have learned and seen so much in our short time in Southeast Alaska and it has never disappointed.