Our final day aboard National Geographic Sea Bird began with explorations of Sand Bay, right outside the mouth of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness Area. While some of us went on hikes in the area, others enjoyed a Zodiac cruise, finding a variety of birds, the common loon and surf scoters among them. We returned to the ship and made our way down the more than 30 miles to the face of South Sawyer Glacier. We lucked out with incredibly clear sunny skies and hopped into Zodiacs to bask in the beauty of the glacier and ice. There couldn’t have been a better place to finish our trip.