Greenland, Fjord Cruise continued, 15th August 2012

It was time to continue our cruise along the fjords. We climbed back on board the boat, again having to scramble over rocks to do so.  Once on board we still had to risk life and limb as we manoeuvred along the side of the boat to the greater safety of the partially open deck at the stern of the craft.  We set off now for the real concentration of ice. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as I just let some of the passing scenes flow by – just as I saw them.

Reflections (P1010293 © DY of jtdytravels)

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Reflections (P1010297 © DY of jtdytravels)

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( P1010315 © DY of jtdytravels)

After successfully navigating the close ice flows, we had our lunch – lovely fresh white bread, a dark grainy rye bread, cheese and a couple of different meats.  Tea, coffee and soft drink washed it all down.  If there was still room, there were chocolate biscuits and a delicious marzipan infused cake to tempt us.  I gave in, just this once.  And I had seconds!

( P1010319 © DY of jtdytravels )

This translucent iceberg had done a ‘tumble turn’  and now looked like a modern abstract piece of crystal.

Ice arches! ( P1010323 © DY of jtdytravels )

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Back into more open waters ( P1010337 © DY of jtdytravels )

It was marvellous being on the water in such good conditions.  For a tour based on islands, this was only the second time we had been on the water (except for the canal cruise in Copenhagen).  Islanders, everywhere, are so dependent on the water that surrounds them that I think more should be made of this on an island visiting tour.  Get out on a fishing boat or travel with the locals on an inter-island ferry and see and feel how the locals exist.  Still, this day was a magic experience and there were still more stunning views to come.

( P1010346 © DY of jtdytravels)

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Yes – they are big! ( P1010347 © DY of jtdytravels )

It was most pleasant weaving in and out of drifting ice and getting up fairly close and personal with much, much larger icebergs that dwarfed us and our small boat – awe-inspiring is the word.

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Tasiilaq – view from my room ( P1010351 © DY of jtdytravels )

I had mixed feelings when we arrived back in Tasiilaq. I didn’t want the magic to end but, although it had been such a fantastic, enjoyable day, it  had been somewhat tiring.  I was rather glad to get back to my room and THAT view – a shower, a meal and bed. And there was another thrilling day to come – a helicopter ride over and onto glaciers.    D

ALL PHOTOGRAPHY COPYRIGHT  © DY of jtdytravels

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