Sunday, September 14, 2008

Day 6: Tracy Arm Fjord

(by Jeff)

On day 6, our cruise ship took a scenic cruise through Tracy Arm Fjord. The fjord is quite narrow with steep mountains rising up thousands of feet on both sides. There are countless waterfalls all along the fjord. There are also two glaciers at the head of the fjord that have pieces break off and become small icebergs. There were a couple icebergs that were an amazing color of blue. We were told that these icebergs come from the middle of the glacier (instead of the edges) and are hundreds of years old. Although the weather was a bit cold and there was occasional rain, we really enjoyed the cruise through the fjord.


Lyndzi said...

Wow, that's beautiful.

Steve said...

OK - I have never been jealous to be cruiseless (yes, Grittins, that is a word - or at least it is now), but that might have changed after reading about the Alaska cruise with all of the side adventure.