Airship Goes to Alaska
A giant cruise ship wake rocked us hard awake around 5:15am as it headed past our Tracy Arm unnamed anchorage (sometimes called Tracy Arm Cove and in to see the glaciers). Since we were all awake, we decided to head that way ourselves and left our anchorage at 5:45am.
Icebergs on the way in:
Stealth iceberg with cool texture:
The morning wake culprit:
We made our way to South Sawyer Glacier (the most active one) because we could.
Deke was out on the bow with the boat hook, pushing some of the closer/smaller bits away as we made our way through the ice. The cruise ships left, and we had a nice open spot where we could kill the engine and hang out for a bit so Kevin could fly the new drone and get some glacier footage.
Getting ready to take off:
Kevin did two full flights and got some fabulous footage. Here's the video!
We left South Sawyer and headed into Endicott Arm, towards Ford's Terror. More incredible scenery:
Ice chicken on an iceberg:
Out in Endicott Arm:
Oh hey, more humpbacks!
Our goal was to get to Ford's Terror for the high high slack tide in Juneau (around 7pm) so we could wait and watch for the rapids to die down for our entry. We are SUPER excited about Ford's Terror! I'll tell you more about it in the next post!
Here's today's track (78 nautical miles):