Saturday, July 6, 2013

Seward Boat Tour 7/6

hello!! Today we went on a boat for 6 hours today! It took us to a glacier that was in an ice field! Clouds were draped over the mountain side; it looked very majestic! On the boat, we saw a sea otter, several humpback and orca whales, sea lions, and puffins!! One of the humpback whales was a baby and it kept thrashing its tail... it was awesome. I stood outside for a part of it, and it was raining very hard and it was freezing!! I couldn't feel my hands or feel the entire time, my clothes were drenched, and my hair was in a giant knot. Once we reached the glacier, I stood outside and watched it!! Parts of it caved into the water, and it was gorgeous! When the chunks of ice hit the water, a loud and delayed booming noise followed. The glacier was situated next to a rocky cliff with trees and a waterfall was flowing into the ocean. The contrast was incredible!!! After the glacier, we returned to Seward, but the landscape on the way was so pretty! After the boat trip, we got back to the hostel and I went through 4 days of photos... After having Thai food for dinner, I'm ready to go to bed!!

1 comment:

  1. How cool that you were able to see whales and puffins!!! I can only imagine what it sounded like as parts of the glacier fell into the ocean...amazing! So glad you are having a great time!