I've flown on planes over many glacier fields before, but for once, this time, on this day, Summer Solstice, I hopped on a helicopter and flew towards the face of Taku Glacier where there was an airboat awaiting. The driver of the airboat was doing some Dukes of Hazzard maneuvers around small icebergs or so called "bergy bits and/or growlers" as we boated along the face of this massive glacier for awhile moving in fast waters, the different colors of blues everywhere from the sky to the recent calving ice walls was truly amazing and breathe taking.
Awhile later the airboat driver headed back to the helicopter pad and dropped us off where we were back up in the air. We then proceeded to land on the glacier! At this point, it was surreal to be 1 out 7 people out at this spot, on the glacier, at this time, while the sun is most powerful on this Summer Solstice day. No one around but us and a few million year old ice field. Life was real. I felt that feeling, that feeling of ease and how bless I am.
If you haven't traveled in awhile, I encourage you to use just a little time out of each day and start planning and saving for an adventure. Get out of your comfort zone even if it makes you feel uneasy because I'm sure we all feel that same way. Do stupid things, laugh at dumb ideas and execute them, and best of all, do things you don't want to do and maybe in the end you'll have the best time of your Life.
June 2018. Taku Glacier, Juneau, Alaska. - 5 hours ago