College Fjord and Glacier Bay
College Fjord 01, 5180 byte(s). College Fjord 02, 6623 byte(s). College Fjord 03, 6445 byte(s). College Fjord 04, 3216 byte(s). College Fjord 05, 6209 byte(s).
College Fjord 06, 5507 byte(s). College Fjord 07, 6827 byte(s). College Fjord 08, 6379 byte(s). College Fjord 09, 5727 byte(s). College Fjord 10, 3898 byte(s).
I took all ten of the photos above in College Fjord. You can see a "little" splash on the left side of the 6th picture. That was created by the glacier "calving" a piece of itself. In this case, the piece of ice was small, probably only the size of a car. It is very hard to give you a feel for the sheer size of these glaciers. But to help, look at the 8th picture that shows a bit of the side of the ship. You can see the edge of the bridge sticking out. At 300 feet (30 stories) above the water, the face of the glacier towers over the ship which sits approximately 180 feet (18 stories) above the water.

Here's some glacier trivia: The Harriman Expedition that discovered College Fjord in 1899 was funded by Ivy League colleges. All of the glaciers in College Fjord were named for the various schools in their honor. As you travel into the Fjord, the glaciers on the left are named for women's colleges and those on the right are named for men's colleges.
Glacier Bay 01, 5177 byte(s).
Glacier Bay 02, 5572 byte(s). Glacier Bay 03, 5712 byte(s).
Glacier Bay 04, 7259 byte(s). Glacier Bay 06, 7141 byte(s).
Glacier Bay 05, 6865 byte(s). Glacier Bay 07, 5100 byte(s).
We were very fortunate to see some decent calving while in Glacier Bay. The sound is much louder than you might imagine. There is an enormous cracking sound when the piece first breaks off, then it makes a resounding crash as it hits the water. The piece in the sequence above was described by the ship's naturalist as about the size of a house (and a lot heavier).
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