……AFTER WE FINISH HANG GLIDING OVER THE BAY AND ONTO THE GLACIER !
This day is neither a “port day” nor “at sea”, as we are spending from 7am to 3pm sailing through Glacier Bay National Park with on-board park rangers and one other cruise ship following on, probably the Holland America ship we shared a berth with in Skagway.
The early going was very foggy or cloudy so we could not see the surrounding land until mid- morning. The buffet on Deck 14 was jam-packed since it had windows on both sides. Most of our cabins faced east going up, but then we got to see the other scenery when the ship turned around at the Grand Pacific Glacier about 11:30. The bravest passengers bundled up to take outside photos while the less adventurous stayed in cabins or public areas with seating near windows and a warmer environment.
The COTV photos will show waterfalls, empty ice floes, several of the glaciers, sea otters on ice floes and the grand prize, a moose swimming across the Bay by itself. Alas, the moose, was not photographed clear enough to be recognized as the ship was moving briskly along and we only noticed it as it passed by out cabin balcony. By the time we got out with the camera it was too far behind.