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SKUA GLACIER, CHILE


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Captain Okland has piloted us through calm waters, rough seas, and jagged cliffs and always on schedule. Today was a great day - no sun, but the rain stayed away.

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This is the Skua Glacier which is part of the Amalia Ice Field, part of the O'Higgins Ice Cap.

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Steaming hot, hot chocolate - with or without rum - ahhh -

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Today there are lots of "bergy bits" (say that with an English accent, and you'll sound like our guest wildlife expert).

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In a rare moment - the ship's photographers happened to be together and guest cameras were pointed at them, turning the tables.

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Because of all the bergy bits (some of which can be rather large) it was too dangerous for the ship to get very close to the glacier today.

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This glacier is receding, whereas the glacier we saw yesterday, Pio XI is advancing.

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The 15 per cent of an iceberg that is above water deceives as to the real size and shape of the ice below.

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Staying on schedule, we sailed away before 9:30am - on our way to Punta Arenas where a few guests will actually be flying to the Antarctic for a 12 hour visit!

Posted by Swenigale 03:36 Archived in Chile

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