Oh my gosh, is it true that spring is just around the corner? Mark and Dianna and I are busy planning our haul out to get the Sea Wolf ready for the season. We are all crewed up with several many seasoned crew and a few new faces. Check out our crew page- I am proud to say we have gone almost all local Alaskan . NOAA says we are going to have a warm and dry summer but I would pack my fleece and rain gear just in case. We have had several summers where we were all sporting a tan by June so there is a chance. May is such a special month in Glacier Bay- It is the Springtime Emergence. There are huge flocks of birds migrating up to the north and west, over 325 species pass through Glacier Bay. A little over 120 species will stay here to nest. Bears are down low on the beaches grazing on fresh sedges and grasses- getting their digestive systems all geared up after their winter denning. Mountain goats have just kidded and those little white kids scamper along the cliff faces. Sometimes that makes my heart flinch as they leap across crevasses that seem impossible to clear at their few days of age. The Humpback whales are coming back from their breeding and calving grounds, feeding voraciously to refill their energy resources. We rarely see another boat as the non locals start later… let’s keep it secret that May is awesome. Here are some photos from Mays of the past. We have a few openings in May so check out our schedule.
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