(7-14-1) Entering Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, we received a royal welcome from some of the more friendly critters (I think Dall's porpoise) who were feeding in the early hours of the morning and who often ride the bow waves of tour boats.
(7-14-2) Approximately 250 years ago, Glacier Bay was all glacier and no bay. Back then, it was a massive river of ice, roughly 100 miles long and thousands of feet deep. Today, fewer than a dozen smaller tidewater glaciers remain in this area. This is a tidewater glacier which means it is fed by heavy snow and extends to the sea where calving occurs from its face. The glacier in the background is named Margerie Glacier and is about one mile wide with an ice face that is about 250 feet above the waterline a
(7-14-3) Once we approached the actual glacier area, I found a special friend who was more interested in crackers than in the surrounding beauty of the majestic mountains of ice.
(7-15) What would a cruise be without feeding one's face!