Dateline: 2015-05-28, Thursday
Location: Hubbard Glacier in Yakutat Bay, Alaska
Today we sailed into the Yakutat Bay to see the Hubbard Glacier. It was absolutely ideal conditions — cool, clear weather; very light winds; calm waters with a small amount of ice present, etc. Because of that, we were able to get closer to the Hubbard Glacier than the ship had been able to get in years! We were half a kilometre away, but it didn’t seem that far.
The two pictures below are of the Yakutat Bay area with its surrounding snow-capped mountains and ice-filled water.
Below are two pictures of the Hubbard Glacier. You can see the different colors of ice in the glacier and the striations of sediment. We could hear the creaking and popping of the glacial ice as it inched forward into the sea, and we saw a few calvings of the ice as it broke off and dropped into the water.
Later that night, we had a beautiful glowing sunset over the Alaskan waters.