Who hasn’t seen the photo of a glacier or a National Geographic show featuring glaciers or wondered about glaciers? They are cold and blue, but for some reason I didn’t really realize how big, cold, and blue they were! Silly, I know. While at sea we drifted (because you don’t really speedboat your way past these magnificent landmarks) by Hubbard Glacier! It’s currently an advancing glacier that is over 600′ tall!
Along with amazing colors, the most fascinating part for me was to see all the various layers within the glacial ice itself.
I have never felt so one with nature before. It was so easy to breathe and it was comforting to see these. It wasn’t exciting and I wasn’t anxious or jumping up and down. I was humbled, in awe, afraid to speak, respectful and knowing immediately that I would miss these sights as soon as I had passed them. The water around us was littered with ice chunks as well. You would have thought it was cold outside…it was chilly…but tolerable with a light jacket and sweater. The colors are simply breathtaking and the sizes of these are remarkable.
I cannot wait until we get into Glacier Bay National Park!