Tracy Arm

Day seven dawned with more bright, clear weather as the Adventurer approached the Tracy Arm to visit the first tidewater glaciers of our trip. As we entered the fjord, massive ice blocks began to dot the waters ahead (above), and we realized that they were the product of great glaciers flowing directly into the ocean. Captain Jim Nowlin and Chief Mate Eric Fisher pulled up to one of the first that we encountered (below) for a closer look at the strange shapes and colors produced by glacial ice as it melts in the saltwater inlet. This berg rose nearly five stories from the water.
Gulls watch the passengers float by on the Adventurer from their perch atop a large iceberg.