Petersburg and LeConte Bay

Alexandra Van Nostrand, Assistant Expedition Leader

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 02 Jul 2021

Petersburg and LeConte Bay, 7/2/2021, National Geographic Venture

  • Aboard the National Geographic Venture
  • Alaska

We pulled into the quaint fishing village of Petersburg to low lying clouds hugging the mountains. While some chose to hike the beautiful landscape, including walks through the famous Southeast Alaska muskegs, others chose Zodiac tours of the area. Still others enjoyed a leisurely bike ride around the town. Visitors to Petersburg were treated to the beginning of wildflower season, with lupine, daisies, and forget-me-nots scattered along the trails.

After a morning of biking and appreciating muskeg plants on our adventures, we hopped back onboard to cruise to LeConte Bay where we were greeted by icebergs. The partially cloudy sky was a perfect backdrop to fully appreciate the beautiful blue hues of the ice. We toured not only the bergs in the water, but also made a surprise landing for photo opportunities with icebergs that had been stranded during low tide.

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