Amalia Glacier, Chile

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Saturday, 10 March:  Thousands of years in the making, this afternoon we navigated through Chile’s narrow fiords where we were excited to see the unparalleled beauty of the Amalia Glacier.  I was surprised by its’ size – it covers a huge area. Seas were very smooth and only a little patchy rain as we caught sight of the glazier’s magnificent blue ice – made when the ice absorbs all the other colours in the spectrum and reflects primarily blue.  We also saw a couple of dolphins, but they disappeared after a few minutes.

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The captain had announced that we would be at the glacier at 4.00pm and sure enough, we arrived right on schedule.  The ship came to a stop and turned from starboard to port to that everyone had plenty of time to take photos and to appreciate this amazing spectacle.