Our first two days onboard the ship were at sea days. We spent a fair about of time familiarizing ourselves with the ship and enjoying the onboard amenities. Our first full day underway was a tour of Yakutat Bay. This is another stunning mountain rimmed bay with one vista after another. There are several large glaciers in the bay along with lots of wildlife. This is another part of Alaska that can only be seen by ship or plane. It was really enjoyable to be able to sit on our stateroom balcony and enjoy the view. When the urge to walk around took over , you could wander the ship and continue to enjoy nature. We traveled all the way up the bay to the largest Glacier-Valerie. It was truly massive in depth and width and its length simply disappeared up in the mountain range.
When we first entered the bay in the early morning, there was a large cloud cover over the area with some fog. But as we moved up the bay, our luck continued to hold and the skies cleared for a great view.
The main reason it has taken me so long to get this blog out is sorting through all the pictures and having to eliminate so many of them. I hope the pictures do tell the tale.