Daily Expedition Reports
Tracy Arm and South Sawyer Glacier
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 27 Jun 2021

Tracy Arm and South Sawyer Glacier

  • Aboard the National Geographic Quest
  • Alaska

First thing in the morning, there is fog, which wipes the slate clean in readiness for impressions. The sun’s brightness burns through the fog for our first sight of blue sky and verdant green. We are surrounded by soaring mountains. There is ice on the horizon. Swirling waters at the terminal moraine hint at a change in scenery. Soon we are in the world of a glacial fjord. Vertical walls of rock and rounded crests. A black bear browsing an intertidal smorgasbord. Harbor seals, a mother and pup, in repose. Sounds of the glacier calving, an iceberg is born.

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