We left Reid glacier on July 7th, ready to explore into the West arm.  We motored into Tarr inlet ,towards the Grand pacific glacier and the Margerie glacier.   WE so could feel the cold coming off of the ice, the bay was manageable ,ice chunks were everywhere and we scooped up a few chunks for in our drinks later that evening.     NOT easy , to scoop them up, this ice is so heavy!!!       It also is very clear , very beautiful actually, and a piece , put into the freezer stayed clear right till now.   We could not get close to the Margerie glacier, too much ice, we were warned to not go into John Hopkins inlet as the seals had their pups, and keep them on the ice flows, as the babies do not have enough fat on them for the frigid waters.    We came as close as we could , so i could take some photos of the seals on the ice.

HOONAH GLACIER BAY BLUE MOUSE COVE 264Chart of Reid glacier and Lamplugh glacier.HOONAH GLACIER BAY BLUE MOUSE COVE 276Momma seal with her pup, taken with my zoom lens.

HOONAH GLACIER BAY BLUE MOUSE COVE 290HOONAH GLACIER BAY BLUE MOUSE COVE 288Remnants of old glaciers are everywhere.    Motoring into Tarr inlet.

HOONAH GLACIER BAY BLUE MOUSE COVE 203Walls of ice, Margerie glacier, this is a tide water glacier, the ice is 200 feet high, and the glacier calves all the time, it sounds like huge explosions , and the huge chunks of ice can create large waves, we didnt go close, but again, i used the zoom lens, 400 setting, so i was able to bring this site in close.

HOONAH GLACIER BAY BLUE MOUSE COVE 234Small bergs are floating everywhere, i liked this one, quite a work of art!!!

HOONAH GLACIER BAY BLUE MOUSE COVE 240

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