Sít Eeti Geiyí, or “Bay in Place of the Glacier,” is my favorite place on our blue planet. It is always special and an immense privilege to spend time in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, and I’m glad to have spent today in the bay.
We began the morning with walks in Bartlett Cove, the only trails in the entirety of Glacier Bay. Our first mammal sighting of the day was a very wet porcupine up in a tree. Once back on board, we cast our lines and set sail north. Over the course of the day, we had sightings of tufted and horned puffins, mountain goats with kids, Steller sea lions, humpback whales, coastal brown bears, and more along the journey.
Finishing with the beautiful glaciers that carved this bay was a great way to end the day. Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers are incredible to behold, even on a foggy day like today. Bits and chunks fell off Margerie, and we made sure to pay respect to the Grand Pacific Glacier.