Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska, USA

Our ship sailed fairly far up Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska, USA, before we stopped and lowered Zodiac inflatable boats for an opportunity to cruise the fjord and explore the icebergs,

Our ship sailed fairly far up Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska, USA, before we stopped and lowered Zodiac inflatable boats for an opportunity to cruise the fjord and explore the icebergs, waterfalls and scenic vistas

 

“Tracy Arm is a fjord in Alaska near Juneau (outlet at 57° 46′ 40″ N 133° 37′ 0″ W).  It is named after the Secretary of the Navy Nenjamin Franklin Tracy.  It is located about 45 miles (72 km) south of Juneau and 70 miles (110 km) north of Petersburg, Alaska, off of Hoklham Bay and adjacent to Stephens Passage within the Tongass National Forest.” — Wikipedia

 

These icebergs, from the Sawyer Glacier at the end of Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska, USA, were “carved” by the rain, wind and water

These icebergs, from the Sawyer Glacier at the end of Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska, were “carved” by the rain, wind and water

 

The walls of Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska, are quite tall and many sections of the fjord are quite narrow

The walls of Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska, are quite tall and many sections of the fjord are quite narrow

 

In the summer there is quite a bit of water runoff from the melting snow in the mountains, resulting in beautiful waterfalls, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska

In the summer there is quite a bit of water runoff from the melting snow in the mountains, resulting in beautiful waterfalls, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska

 

A close up of a waterfall in Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska

A close up of a waterfall in Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska

 

This iceberg looks like a sculptor was on site creating a smaller ice version of the mountain behind it, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska

This iceberg looks like a sculptor was on site creating a smaller ice version of the mountain behind it, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska

 

Our ship, almost hiding behind a large iceberg floating in Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska

Our ship, almost hiding behind a large iceberg floating in Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska

 

The blue color of the iceberg is natural, a result of the physics of light where the red and green rays of light are trapped in the ice and the blue light is reflected back to the viewer

The blue color of the iceberg is natural, a result of the physics of light where the red and green rays of light are trapped in the ice and the blue light is reflected back to the viewer, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska

 

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2 thoughts on “Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Alaska, USA

  1. One of my favorite tuck-away anchorages is the narrow channel on port side a short way up TRACY arm. Unfortunately (or actually fortunately) this was too small for the World. Only “small boats there”! Miss you both.

    Will you still be on in JUNEAU when we return tomorrow?

    Sent from my iPad Stephen A. Kollins

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