Tuesday, July 13, 2010
face to face with a glacier
But when you get up close up , the reality changes in an instant.
First you have to get through all the ice. As the glacier calves, the ice forms a large white area and sometimes is so tight that you cant get through. We found that one icebreaker in front will allow the rest of the party to follow in his path in single file, but if you wait too long the path quickly closes up and then you have to fight the ice again
We were lucky to have good weather allowing us to spend a morning in the shadow of the glacier, not like the last trip where it was so cold that they spent a very short time here and then got out as fast as they could .
You can tell that you are in the vicinity of the glaciers when you start to meet ice floating along in the sea