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... blue against the pure white of the ice and snow, literally took one's breath away. I took some photos through the Ice crystals on the aircraft window which will give a blurred impression.
The approach into Ilulissat took us at low level over Sermeq Kujalleq (the Ilulissat Glacier) and Kangia (the Ice Fjord, that flows from the glacier). Kujalleq is the most prodigious glacier on Earth, moving at up to 50m per day and producing around 35 cubic km of icebergs per ...
... will require many forced deviations due to ice conditions etc.
Today at our daily briefing we learn that ice in the Passage will not be navigable in the timeframe planned but the view is a sufficient break will occur if we delay 3 days. So the decision has been made to spend 3 days exploring the coast of Greenland .
As a consolation for not being able to dock in Llulissat our ship was able to get ...
... of floating ice that grew progressively larger as the captain piloted us to and fro avoiding the larger floating chunks. Before long, we were among the big bergs (50-300' high). They were all "stuck" because with 90% below water, the 300-400' channel depth did not allow passage. Only after they melt and break up do they escape to the open sea. Apparently, calving from the already freed icebergs is uncommon and heralded by a distinctive noise. In spite of this comforting insight, ...
... Returning seems weird as we have a fuel stop. Not sure why that is. The single bathroom is tiny and is best used by a contortionist or a limbo master as the hull curvature forces you to adopt a curious posture. As we neared the East coast of Greenland, the omnipresent cloud cover vanished. Wow, there is a massive glacier flowing to the sea and lots of surface ice, no doubt from it. The mountains are very rugged. I would guess that ...
... have archaeologists opening 1000 AD Viking legends anew; that I hope to learn about on this voyage.
Did you know? Northeast Greenland National Park is the largest national park in the world. The vast majority of Greenland is Icecap, one-fifth of the worlds ice. More on the impact and rate of climate change; in a following blog post. We see a small ribbon of green and autumn colored tundra - treeless -- along ...