This week is a 7-day itinerary, Seattle, Tracy Arm, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria B.C. and Seattle, it’s my penultimate week and has been taken up with not only the ‘driving’, but innumerable amounts of paperwork; reports, appraisals, the list is endless (and a pain in the derriere 😉 )
The week started, (but of course), with thick fog down the Juan de Fuca Straits and into the Pacific; late on Monday morning it cleared, only to be replaced by a brisk northerly wind, annoyingly slowing us down, (not a great deal, however, fuel is precious).
Tuesday dawned a bright and beautiful day, spectacular no less and we were treated to the super-pods of humpback whales once more and, yet again, having to slow down in order to safely weave our way through them. The featured (header) photo was taken, using a telephoto lens as one of these magnificent creatures passed us.
Tracy Arm was a treat and, stopping to view the Sawyer glacier, gave one a sense of the majesty of nature. We stayed for an hour, alternating sides so both balconies could view and then slowly steamed back. We passed the “Century”, on her way up to the glacier; when she got there, she turned round and came straight out again! Wot? No glacier viewing??? She must be in a hurry.
I write from a dull and wet Sitka, although it promises to clear up later and I leave you with my photos for the week thus far.
Amazingly, this large rock, carved by the glacier, is still sitting atop the calved iceberg