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Saturday’s scene: cruising Tracy Arm

2012/08/04by Donna Hull

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Crusing Tracy Arm on Regent Seven Seas Mariner

The weather doesn’t always cooperate in Alaska. At least, that’s what Alan and I discovered when Regent Seven Seas Mariner spent a morning cruising Tracy Arm on the way to Juneau. The light had an eerie glow to it as Mariner sailed through Stephens Passage into Holkham Bay and up the narrow fjord named for Civil War hero Benjamin Franklin Tracy. Gray clouds streaked overhead dropping intermittent splatters of rain while icebergs colored a glacial blue bobbed in the water below. Thin-ribboned waterfalls streaked down the steep sides of the fjord, sometimes partially obscured by an ethereal mist. On this early September sailing, we were the only ship cruising Tracy Arm. It was just us, icebergs and waterfalls – a fine boomer travel experience indeed.

Did your cruise ship visit this part of Alaska? Post a comment to share your experience. It looks like Keith Jenkins of Velvet Escape had better weather when his InnerSea Discoveries ship spent time cruising Tracy Arm. The photos make us want to go back.

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A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana, Make It Missoula and is the author of My Itchy Travel Feet: Breathtaking Adventure Vacation Ideas.

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Mark H August 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I love the scale of Alaska with the manner in which the mountains career out of the water. Incredibly moody with its dramatic changes in weather too. Lovely memories with this photo.
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August 5, 2012 at 3:14 am

Shame you didn’t have better weather – I had a look at Keith’s photos and I can see that those glaciers and waterfalls are stunning
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Jessie August 8, 2012 at 7:51 am

Alaska is one of my all time favourite places in the whole world. It is such a stunning and awesome place. I have never been to the Tracy Arm region but will certainly try to get there next time.

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