I've heard there is usually a High pressure system on one side on the mountain and a Low on the other, causing Whittier's high winds as they cross over it's mountain pass.
But as we sailed away, the winds stopped, the sun came out,
and the seas flattened to the SMOOTHEST ride ever!
So we took the opportunity to watch the snow on the mountains.
No matter where you looked, there they were:
So much snow and such steep sides that at any minute....