Days 3 to 4
03.08.2014 - 04.08.2014
Today's travelling consisted of a drive to Whittier, on which we saw our first moose and her calf! They are huge! We then took a 6 hour ferry trip through Prince William Sound to get to Valdez. It was raining heavily for the ferry ride so the scenery was not much to look at, but we did get to see a humpback whale
When we got to Valdez we went bear hunting, and saw a black bear. We also visited the Salmon Hatchery, hard to explain so check this link out (http://www.valdezalaska.org/what-to-do/salmon-viewing). This was really interesting to see, and we also watched more otters, seals, and a bald eagle that was eating a fish.
The next day 4 of us headed out for a day of kayaking in Prince William Sound. On the way to the meeting point, we saw a black bear in the town! Which is quite rare in the Summer. Kayaking was a 2 hour boat ride to Columbia Glacier, 2 hours of kayaking, lunch, another 2 hours of kayaking, then the boat ride back. The kayaking was absolutely beautiful! We paddled though all the icebergs, most of them were a pretty blue colour, some even cracked off. The Columbia Glacier was also impressive, however due to things like climate change, it has retreated about 16 kilometres. They predict in 20 years it will no longer be there. Even though we had all the wet weather gear, the ice cold water didn't stop at my 5 layers of clothing and trickled up my sleeve all the way to my armpit I was freezing.