Saturday, August 7, 2010

New Icebergs


New Icebergs, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Adventure Canada trip July 23 - August 2

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A walk around town - it felt deserted at 8:30 on a Sunday morning. We went into a gift shop but goods are very expensive – they had hats made of muskox wool that were hundreds of dollars. It is the softest wool I have ever felt – softer than angora.

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At 10:00 we joined the hiking group – through town, past an area with many dogs tied up, some with puppies. There were sleds scattered around as well. Uphill some more and past a camp ground.

FireweedBy now we were on a long boardwalk over terrain that was at times boggy and at times dry – with the same cushiony grass. We turned a corner and saw huge icebergs in the bay framed by hills with a grassy meadow leading up to it. Incredible! This is where the icebergs start – calving from the large glacier.

We saw more evidence of sod houses and were told that in a nearby bay people had lived in sod houses until the early 20th century.

End of the Glacier


We hiked up a rocky hill and were able to look over the edge of the glacier from which the icebergs calve. A hike back the way we came and then onto the ship where we ate our bag lunch on the deck.

Zodiac TravelThen onto the zodiacs for a trip through the icebergs – awe inspiring – no words as we slowly floated by ice towers shining in the brilliant sun.

Astounding

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5 comments:

  1. Wow, what else can I say? Your lungs must be so refreshed from breathing all that clean air. Great pics! I love the icebergs. Great catch with the reflection in the glasses!

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  2. Excellent shots! You must have had a ball!

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  3. What an adventure! I truly enjoy seeing your pictures of the icebergs. Magnificent!

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  4. WOW - I like to think of icebergs "calving". I have a Muskox shawl - so very soft and warm. I am wearing it over my shoulders in the Beaver Creek photo.

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  5. I've been catching up with your amazing adventures, Susan. Seems it's the kind of landscape which inspires awe and silence. The sculptured icebergs are so majestic; I'd love to see them changing with the light.

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