We spent most of the day at sea travelling from Glacier Bay toward College Fjord. We woke up this morning to the sounds of our ship’s fog horn along with 5 foot waves. That’s enough wave action to make all the passengers walk like drunkards down the hallways. There were white caps on the swimming pool. The waves settled down after a couple hours, but the fog and clouds persisted. We were scheduled to enter College Fjord about 6 PM. As we entered the fjord, the fog lifted enough to give us hope of seeing the glaciers.
This is Bryn Mawr Glacier. It is actually the confluence of two separate glaciers from further up the mountain. The dark streak down the middle is debris carried by each glacier pushed to the middle of the resulting stream.
Harvard Glacier is at the end of one of the bays and is huge. You can tell it is the confluence of multiple smaller glaciers by the dark stripes.
There are streams of water flowing down the face of the mountains.
There are MANY streams of water flowing down the mountain side.
This photo below of Harvard Glacier is a composite of 26 photos. Click on the image and zoom in to see the details of the glacier.
There was a black bear along the shore.
Here you can see the two glaciers coming together.
This is another composite image showing four glaciers, from left to right, Bryn Mawr, Smith, Harvard, and Downer Glaciers.
This is another composite image below showing five glaciers, from left to right, Vassar, Bryn Mawr, Smith, Harvard, and Downer Glaciers.
It was a spectacular way to end our cruise. After 7 days, tomorrow morning we get off the ship and begin the land portion of our trip.