Margerie Glacier in Tarr Inlet
It is difficult to describe just how big the glacier actually is, as the ship for safety reasons, stood some way off. The Margerie Glacier is over a mile wide and over 200 feet high. At the distance from it that we were it didn’t look that big!
Up above we could see where the snow fields were pushing down.
Between the ship and the glacier we could see ‘small’ icebergs.
Here’s a close up of the ice front of the glacier.
The ship drifted along the glacier and we watched as “small’ pieces of ice dropped off into the bay. The Sun was not fully onto the glacier so we were not expecting to see large calving events.
The calving that was taking place was not big enough to cause big waves to effect the ship.
We could also see the other glacier in the Tarr Inlet – The Grand Pacific. This did not look as spectacular as the Margerie.