The glaciers melt and slowly make their way to the sea ( tidal water,) called gradient glaciers. Only tide water glaciers are closest to the equator. Ice in the water if melted is fresh water. Growlers is the ice just above the water line. Earthquakes also make the glaciers move, and earthquakes are frequent here.
All these ice caps, where once joined together.
Pieces of ice in the water as we get closer. Small pieces of floating ice can sometimes be a big surprise as the chunks are very large and very dense, and can cause damage, however the ship can tell the thickness and easily manouvers around the big ones.
We leave the glaciers behind and everyone moves inside for breakfast or to relax. There is a trivia game, more exploration talks, fitness class (nix that one), line dancing classes, christmas crafts and just about everything else you can think of! We had great entertainment last night. Peter Fernandez, a singer extraordinaire, with a Latin Flair. Very Good!
Work never stops around the ship for the crew. Here they are cleaning and scrubbing the outside swimming pool.
Another pretty Christmas tree.
Beautiful flowers on the table in the Queen's Dining Room, where Aline, a friend I met, and I have afternoon tea.
Well, that's my blog for today, tomorrow Straits of Magellan!