One of the highlights of the cruise
was seeing Holgate Glacier.
Holgate Glacier flows from the
Harding Icefield, which is located
between Homer and Seward.

As opposed to Matanuska
Glacier, which is a valley glacier,
Holgate Glacier is a tidewater
glacier. Pieces of ice
continuously break off the face of
Holgate Glacier and crash into the
sea.

Although it's hard to tell from the
picture, the face of Holgate
Glacier is 100's of feet tall. When
it's quiet, the sound of ice
breaking under pressure is like
small explosions.
This is another tidewater glacier near Holgate Glacier. In
this picture, you can see how the glacier comes down
the mountain and ends in the sea.
Holgate Glacier