Saturday, January 26, 2008

Garibaldi glacier

December 31, 2007. Wrapped up in jackets, wool hats, gloves, we were awed by the magnificent panorama of the Magellan Strait. As the Azamara Journey slowly sailed into a narrow estuary, the sparkling cool aqua of the Garibaldi glacier could be seen. Though ice floes were abundant, we didn't see any glacial calving. A few of the ship's crew, outiftted in orange immersion suits, lowered a boat and went out into the icy waters to retrieve a piece of 300,000 year old ice for the ship's New Year's Eve poolside celebration. The latter party with guests and crew singing, dancing, toasting with champagne took place as we rounded Hornus Island (Cape Horn), making for a memorable evening.

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