The Amalia Glacier
After a days cruising the Chilean Fjords we arrived at the Amalia Glacier at 4pm. As we arrived the weather was a little (ok, quite a lot) overcast!
So as Barry found out the driest place to take a photo was on deck 7 as this has a covered walkway.
But not wanting to miss anything I stayed up on deck 13. I got soaked and I’m not sure that I got any better pictures!
It was definitely the more civilised option to be on the lower deck.
Just before we were going to leave the rain stopped and it got slightly brighter.
You could really see the iridescent shades of blue stand out against the grey background.
Thursday 1st February 2018
Pio XI Glacier
We arrived at this glacier at 8am after a calm overnight cruise (i’m writing this as we have just re-entered a rather rough Pacific!) I was told we had plenty of time here so I took a few photos on my way to the gym. After my 1 1/2 hours in the gym (yes really) and whilst I was in the shower I heard an announcement saying we were just about to turn around and leave this lovely place. Well I really had to rush to take my usual 500 photos.
Cormack took this great photo of the pair of us.
You can always find Cormack on the ship as he is always wearing his bright orange hat, maybe not on formal nights though!
The chefs were allowed out for a quick photo opportunity.
As we left you could really see the luminescence of the glaciers as we departed.
Whilst I went for a lecture on the state of American politics and Trump’s first year as president, Jane, Kev and Val decided to stay on deck in the vain attempt to see a whale.
Well what do you know? They spotted three orcas swimming along together! Jane assures me that on the photo above to the left of the bow waves you can see one of them. Well the jury is out as far as I’m concerned!!!
(STOP PRESS…… We saw 3 Orcas whales tonight whilst we were having drinks, majestic!)
Jane also took this shot and if you look carefully you can just see a small sailing boat dwarfed by the huge mountains!