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Glaciers Up Close

Viewing the glaciers from our cruise
Viewing the glaciers from our cruise
This morning we woke to breakfast and a day of traveling. Since we didn't have any landings this morning, I spent some time getting to know more of the other passengers, and spent some time talking with some of the expedition crew and staff on the ship. It was very interesting to hear about their lives. Most of them spend 9 months of the year on the Mare Australis, with only a few hours off each week. In the afternoon, we were able to get off the boat again but stayed on the zodiacs. We visited the Piloto and Nina Glaciers. The glaciers were so beautiful. I had never been so close to such a massive piece of ice before. You could feel the temperature drop with every second we got nearer to the glacier. Since this was our last evening on the boat, everyone gathered for an appetizer and pico sours with the captain. Dinner was a feast and we spent most of the rest of the evening with our fellow travelers and crew.

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