Named College Fjord because the glaciers are named for colleges, we go up to the highest deck to see the Harvard Glacier. Once again we enter a strange, cold, and magnificently beautiful world. These huge masses of ice full of power and grace flow and create this great bay on which our cruise ship, The Coral Princess, is small and insignificant in size or strength. From our vantage point, we can actually observe the glacier calving. We are constantly reminded of Nature’s monumental power and beauty.
As we near the glacier, we see the colors in the ice and the dark lines of silt lifted from the earth and carried with the force of the glacier’s relentless movement. Even in this early morning light, nature is seen as unforgiving and harsh.
Try to see yourself there….
I share the misty pictures of one glacier from different distances. Rob and I stayed on that top deck until The Coral Princess sailed from Glacier Bay. Could it get better and more dramatic? We still had a visit to the Inner Passage to think about.