One part of the cruise we were looking forward to was the trip into Glacier bay. Fortunately the weather was favourable and we were soon approaching our first sightings. We passed the Reid Glacier and Lamplugh Glaciers before stopping for an hour to see the impressive Marjorie Glacier at the top end of the inlet. This gave me a chance to do a sketch.
All of the glaciers were impressive but you could only stand in awe at the colours and sight of this glacier. We also had a Bald Eagle grace us with a fly past.
Because of the possible environmental impact cruise ships have on the bay, our ship was only allowed to be five miles away from it and you couldn't gauge the size of the glacier, which was a pity. We were told it was the height of a 25 storey tower block or over 250 feet high!
The saddest thing about this area is that unfortunately these glaciers are receding and many of them don't even reach the sea any more.
A truly memorable experience and one that will remain with us.