Two whales - one doing a blow
The hump of the Humpback
We also saw sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, cormorants, horned puffins, and common murre.
The turn around point of the tour was a up close look at the Holgate Glacier. Distances can be very deceiving when you are out on the water. The captain said we were two miles from the glacier but it looked to me like a few hundred yards. We stayed at the glacier for about a half hour and experienced claving where large chunks of ice break off of the glacier. When the glacier claves it sounds like thunder. When one views a glacier you have the impression it has the consistency of snow but one of the crew fished a large chunk from the water and it was solid ice.
Since I am usually the one taking photos you don't often see me in photographs. I had been riding on the bow for most of the voyage to take pictures. It was quite wind and cold so Pam stayed inside the boat. One of the crew offered to take my photo with the glacier in the background and I agreed.
After our time at the glacier the crew served us a lunch topped off with a delicious chocolate chip cookie that was still warm. There weren't many new site seeing opportunities on the way back to Seward so yours truly indulged in a little nap. Now its hard to beat a nap after consuming a warm chocolate chip cookie.