Monday, May 31, 2010

Alaska Holiday - Day 14, Seward, the glacier

So here is the glacier doing its thing (you'll need sound on for these!).

The Captain calls it:

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The first cracks and crumbling:

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More movement and sound:

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A large section of the glacier falls into the ocean, displacing a lot of water, causing a big wave. The noise you can hear then is ice hitting the boat, the impact of which knocked me sideways, hence the ending of the tape:

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I enjoyed the comments of the crew and fellow guests too. This was another fantastic experience and thankfully a wholly natural one as this ice field and its glaciers are all functioning normally. What a trip!

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