Saturday, August 7, 2010

New Icebergs

New Icebergs, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Adventure Canada trip July 23 - August 2


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.



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.


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  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!

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

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

  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.

  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.