"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tracy Arm and Sawyer Glaciers

Tuesday morning I picked Sarah up bright and early for our tour to the Tracy Arm Fjiord and Sawyer Glaciers.  Each time I come see Sarah I try to take this tour - it is magnificent!!!   Tracy Arm is about 45 miles from Juneau so it takes a couple of hours in the boat to get there.

 We stopped along the way for some picture taking at Icy Falls.   Captain Rusty got the boat really close to the falls - so close you could almost reach out and touch them.  We also stopped and watched the humpback whales a few times on the way out.  I wasn't successful getting pictures of them this trip but they are always fun to watch.  The closer you get to the Sawyer Glaciers the more icebergs you see in the water.  There were even some harbor seals napping on several.  We didn't get too close because they don't like to disturb them - after all it is their territory.

First we went to the North Sawyer Glacier and spent about an hour there.  We saw it calve several times and just enjoyed the beauty of it all.  We were also able to go to the South Sawyer Glacier and see it.  It is smaller than the North Glacier.

                                                                                                                  South Sawyer Glacier

                                          If you live in Alaska, you wear these:):)

                                           Notice all the birds on this iceberg.

We really got lucky on this tour, there were only seven of us - four natives and 3 tourists.  Sarah's friend, Kami, her mom Jeannette, and Bill were on the tour as well as two ladies from Juneau.

After we got back to the dock, we picked up Zyda and went to the Alaskan Brewing Company for a "tasting".   We finished the day off with a quick trip to the Mendenhall Glacier and then met some more of Sarah and Cami's friends for dinner at the Twisted Fish.

Wonderful but exhausting day!!!


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Janet said...

Looks like fun! Those boots are why I don't live in Alaska. I just can't do it. :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE these pictures of the glaciers. They're BEAUTIFUL.


Janie said...

DITTO on those pictures!! Absolutely gorgeous, Peggy. You are getting to experience the most wonderful things and to meet so many fine people along the way.

Roz said...


This is embarrassing...I just realized when I clicked on your pic on my blog that you had a blog! What a duh moment! Gorgeous pictures. It looks like you are having a blast. I look forward to more of your great adventure!!!