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2023 Alaska Flotilla – Leg 4, Day 3 Sawyer Glacier

With a morning fog wrapped around our fleet, we headed into Tracy Arm Cove looking forward to its lifting and watched the surrounding waterfalls come into frame.

Halfway through the arm we pause for a photo opt and give each crew the chance pose with their posse for a unique memory frozen in time.

After the detour we meandered our way further into the fjord and prepared for the dance with glacier ice.

Closer to the Sawyer Glacier the ice packs in a bit but was spaced well enough for our fleet to get an incredible view, and just to our luck, the low hanging fog burnt off a bit and caused a lingering thought of taking a glacial polar plunge.

Sure enough, the Deception Crew jumps into the frigid water and a few fleet members follow. The rest of the fleet cheered everyone on and even took up ice fishing for some finely aged glacier bits.

Together we created memories one will ever forget, whilst experiencing a feeling of cold we didn’t know how to prepare for, but will surely never regret.

After a full day of spending time with both the Sawyer and South Sawyer Glaciers we make our way back out of the arm and to our home for the night in Tracy Arm Cove.

Passing by a stunningly blue iceberg on our way out, we cruise by a pair of bald eagles that didn’t even budge at our presence, posing for our lenses as they kept an eye on our fleet. Settled and safe back at the anchorage we tuck in for our evening and cozy up with our crew, getting a good night’s rest for tomorrow’s venture.

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