I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves. As the weather moved into the sound as we were heading back to Valdez it turned the ocean and mountains into a magical, misty, snowcapped wonderland. I was going to show you all 400 pictures we took but Melinda thought it might be too much. So I just put a sampling of what we saw on our journey today.
The Meare Glacier was amazing. Over a mile wide, 200+ feet high, and it moves toward the ocean about 80 feet a day…..which why it is a great calving glacier. We got to watch two hunks of ice break off and fall into the water. The cracking of the ice sounds like large caliber gun shots going off…..truly amazing.
The trip back to Valdez at the end of the day was especially pretty for me as the weather moved into Prince Williams Sound and turned the distant mountains into mysterious distant lands that beckoned me and called me to explore. I couldn’t help but imagine what the early explorers of this area must have felt as they sailed into this harbor searching for the North West Passage. What a magical adventure that must have been!
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