The National Geographic Venture entered Glacier Bay National Park bright and early, and we woke up to a beautiful view of the icy blue Marjorie Glacier. After a rainy morning on the bow of listening to the “white thunder” sounds of the glacier calving, we cruised through the park fjords, entertained by black bears, mountain goats, sea otters, and Steller sea lions galore! We ended our day with a mossy, forest hike around Bartlett Cove and returned to the ship with to soak in the late night sunset.

Today was extra special because our younger explorers aboard completed their National Park Junior Ranger program. A few inductees wrote these great poems to capture their experiences in Glacier Bay National Park:

The glaciers are blue

Bears roll rocks to find dinner

Bears are humongous.

Evan Petrey, age 9

Animals are amazing creatures

Humpbacks eat krill and small fish.

Davis Petrey, age 7