Amalia Glacier, Chile
Thursday, March 10
We had a very rough night at sea. Lots of rolling and crashing in the waves. We typically like that, however for some reason this time Susan got an upset stomach. While she rested, the rest of the family met for breakfast and had a quiet morning. By lunchtime, Susan was feeling better and joined the family for lunch. Late in the afternoon we reached Amalia Glacier. Our on-board port-destination expert again provided commentary over the ship’s speakers. The captain turned the ship in two lazy 360 spins so all sides of the ship could view the glacier. The weather was mostly cloudy, and rainy, but there was a small window of time while we were at the glacier where the sun broke through, which allowed us to get some nice photos. The glacier calved a few times while we were there, but they happened so fast we were not able to get any photos. We were expecting it to be like we experienced in Alaska – with the large cracking and booming when it calved, but this glacier was silent. We suspect it was due to the large sand-bar that was between us and the glacier.
After we left the glacier, Adam, Susan and Cheryl went to the Crab Shack seafood dinner. We were treated to large pots of crab-legs, shrimp and veggies – it was good. Art isn’t a fan of seafood or fish, so he relaxed in his stateroom.
Tomorrow is another day at Sea