Thursday, 20 September 2012

Glaciers and icebergs

Got up at 6.30 this morning as it is a very exciting day. We are going to cruise around Tracy Arm Fjord.
It is about 25 miles long with a massive glacier at the end. Right from the start of the fjord the ships naturalist was surprised at the size of the icebergs floating towards us. He said they were the biggest he had ever seen in 20 years of visiting the area.
The bad news is that there is loads of ice in the fjord so we can't get near to the glacier, but we can see it glowing blue in the distance.
The whole fjord is filled with icebergs, bergy bits and growlers (all scientific terms for different size chunks of ice - allegedly).
It is freezing then for about ten minutes the sun comes out and the whole place is like fairyland.

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