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The Tracy Arm

Wow -- Just Wow! I know I keep saying this but the Tracy Arm and the Sawyer Glacier was even more beautiful that the others.

It was a bit foggy and overcast on the way up and we did our share of dodging icebergs.

We tried to get up the smaller arm but it was completely blocked by icebergs so we focused on getting to the Sawyer Glacier.

It was amazing and spectacular. Here are the two boats at the glacier.

This was an amazing sight. We pushed up into the glacier but it is a bit dangerous to get close. This is the drone view of CODA approaching. When we were in the bay, we ran into some new friends Frank and Mary Grace in a sailing catamaran. They had just arrived from Hawaii via Sitka in their boat. Christian took some drone video of their boat at the glacier and he offered it to them. They are there on the right of the picture.

The glacier and all the icebergs were a great experience and great fun.

On the way back to our anchorage the sun came out and afforded us some nice views of the fjord.

Following the perfect day up and down the Tracy arm we arrived back at our original anchorage and low and behold our new friends from Hawaii were there anchored. We talked about the great day and amazing views and exchanged pictures. They invited us to the perfect ending of a day spent dodging icebergs. Jumping in the water for a refreshing swim. Ouch!

Ok. Full disclosure, I opted out but only because I needed to take the pictures. Barb and Liz did it. (Liz mid-air and Barb underwater) Water at the glacier was 39 degrees, in the anchorage is was a much warmer 53 degrees.

Best day so far.

Technical data:

Time: 7 h 43 m ( 09:38 to 17:21 ) Distance: 50.35 nm

Fuel: 9.85 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.28 GPH Fuel Economy: 5.11 NM/G

Avg Speed: 6.34 kn Max Speed: 8.90 kn

Engine Runtime Start: 2707.50 Hours Runtime End: 2714.75 Hours Fuel: 9.85 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.28 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 4.23 GPH Avg RPM: 1162.31 Max RPM: 1362.25 Avg Oil Pressure: 50.80 Low Oil Pressure: 0.58 Avg Temperature: 188.58 Max Temperature: 192.20

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Beautiful Glaciers! I'm so Glad you are having such a wonderful adventure.

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John Terrell
John Terrell
12 jul 2021


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