The water in the Prince William Sound is protected, thus resulting in extremely calm water that is just smooth as glass and oh-so-pretty to look at. Plus, it lends itself to great pictures!
In this next picture it's a little hard to see, but that is a bald eagle perched upon that little iceberg floating around.
Some of the glaciers had more ice floating around them than others. Near this one there were just tons and tons of otters floating around, many with little babies on their tummies. I think the otters really enjoyed sunning themselves on this day.
This is one of the larger glaciers we saw, from a distance. When you get close to a glacier you can hear the noise that they make.
Calving is when a hunk of ice falls off a glacier and splashes into the water. It doesn't just happen all the time, and it certainly isn't predictable. Therefore, a trip to Alaska just can't be complete without being able to see it happen. And see it we did! You can see the water spray in this next picture of where the ice landed. I just wasn't quick enough with a camera to capture it falling. Oh well, I still managed to get some good pictures.
Our glacier cruise ended just in time for us to catch the 6PM tunnel out of town for the scenic drive back to Anchorage. Once we got back I showered, we packed up, then said our good-byes to B's family. We had a quick dinner, dropped off our rental car, and made it to the airport gate with 2 hours to spare. And about 12 hours later we made it home with lots of fun memories of our trip.