Glacier Grey

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Toonsarah Toonsarah
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Glacier Grey Nov 07, 2016
Glacier Grey is certainly an impressive sight and really worth the journey to get here. It reaches the lake on two fronts, as it separates around a small island that stands in its way (known as a “nunatak”), but at the point before it forks it is six kilometres wide. The ice stands 30 metres high and even in quite a large boat like the Lady Grey you are dwarfed by it. It was only when we approached quite close to the ice that I realised the scale – from a distance you think you must be nearer and the glacier not so massive as it really is.

And as well as being surprisingly high, it is also surprisingly beautiful, shot through with deep blue cracks and set against the blackness of the surrounding volcanic rock.

Our boat cruised very slowly along the front of the smaller eastern section before turning to go back past so that anyone who’d stayed downstairs and was on the “wrong” side of the boat could also get a good view. We then sailed round the nunatak to the western section which is if anything more striking and more beautiful, and repeated the slow cruising until we had all had very good opportunities to see and photograph. And boy did I photograph! Every new angle presented a different perspective; every new crack in the ice seemed a deeper shade of blue.

And when the possibilities offered by the glacier itself began to run out, there were also the turquoise blue icebergs drifting past, off-shoots of the main star of the show.

While I have attached quite a lot of photos you can imagine that I took far more! also shot some video footage of the glacier as we drifted by:
Glacier Grey with iceberg
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Glacier Grey - detail
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loripori says:
Glacier Grey is absolutely amazing.
Posted on: Feb 03, 2017
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