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Peaceful Paradise Bay

Our second excursion took us to Paradise Bay, a stunning harbor surrounded by mountains and glaciers. If you're quiet and embrace the peacefulness, you can hear the rumbles of icebergs calving all around the bay. It's spooky and surreal all at the same time.
A cloudy shot of Brown Station and Paradise Bay
A cloudy shot of Brown Station and Paradise Bay (Photo courtesy of a fellow traveler)

While we didn't see a ton of wildlife in the water, we saw plenty of penguins on shore and lots of other birds on the edges of the cliffs. This was a really fun place to kayak because of all the ice floating in the bay. You could dodge the big chunks or just run into the little bits for fun. It's such a different experience to be on that level, in a low-riding kayak. You're right there on the water, and you can reach out and touch the ice as it floats by, or bravely stick your hand in the freezing water to see how cold it really is. I would encourage everyone who has the opportunity to kayak (and feels comfortable doing so) to ABSOLUTELY do it. You won't regret it!

The kayaking crew in Paradise Bay
The kayaking crew in Paradise Bay (Photo courtesy of Jason Ransom, One Ocean Expeditions)

Bergy bits in Paradise Bay
Bergy bits in Paradise Bay (Meg Giddings)

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