Glacier Bay Awakening
Of all the beautiful sites seen during my visit to Alaska, I would have to say that Glacier Bay exceeded expectations more than any other. It was a panoramic explosion of natural beauty and history that I think could challenge any other place on earth. The first view from your cabin verandah, although stunning, doesn't compare to the experience once you are on the ship's deck and take in the full impact of this wonder of nature. No matter which direction that you look, there are amazing sites to see and stories to be told. From the huge chunks of blue ice from the calving glaciers crashing into the sea foam green water to the black bear playing along the shore. From the humpback whale frolicking in the bay to the majestic golden eagle perched on a floating block of ice just enjoying the sun. From the sculptured landscape carved by a glacier that has been retreating for thousands of years to the awe-inspiring affect of the morning sun on the towering alpine peaks. Sites that I personally will never forget.