Our Day in Glacier Bay National Park

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Kim North

Kansas City, MO
All Inclusive + Ocean & River Cruise Specialist

I'm Kim North and I'm located in Kansas City, Missouri! Surprisingly enough, I got my start in this industry by accident! What a beautiful accident it's been, though.

I began my career in travel in 2011 as a youngin' fresh out of college. I...

Johns Hopkins Glacier

Our day in Glacier Bay National Park started early in the morning. The air was cold and crisp. The mountains were snow capped. As we're sailing through the main channel, the views were breathtaking. Waterfalls trickled down the sides of the mountain and as we approached the star of our day, Johns Hopkins Glacier, we started seeing big chunks of ice floating in the water. We were on an ocean cruise ship and spent most of our time on the front bow of the ship OR on our balcony. As we sailed, on the ice chips, we saw what we thought was dirt but it turned out to be SEALS! We were so excited to see them in their natural habitat. When we started our scenic viewing, the ships engines turned off and there was a very still silence. The thunder of the glacier was the most incredible sounds I'd ever heard. To know that sound is coming from ice that's hundreds of years old as it slowly slides down the mountain side is mind-boggling. We were lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you look at it) to witness the glacier calving several times. I caught one of the instances on video! If you have the opportunity to go to Glacier Bay, GO! Don't think twice about it. It was the most incredible experience. 

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