02.15.2013 - 02.15.2013
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.
This is the Skua Glacier which is part of the Amalia Ice Field, part of the O'Higgins Ice Cap.
Steaming hot, hot chocolate - with or without rum - ahhh -
Today there are lots of "bergy bits" (say that with an English accent, and you'll sound like our guest wildlife expert).
In a rare moment - the ship's photographers happened to be together and guest cameras were pointed at them, turning the tables.
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.
This glacier is receding, whereas the glacier we saw yesterday, Pio XI is advancing.
The 15 per cent of an iceberg that is above water deceives as to the real size and shape of the ice below.
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!