Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 10: Beautiful sun set

Today we made our way through Prince Gustav Channel between the Peninsula and James Ross Island. We are currently at 64 deg 13 min S and 58 deg 37 min W. Most of the afternoon we were making our way through thick fast ice (ice that is still attached to the shore), but now we've stopped. The way ahead is full of very thick ice with many ice bergs (from glaciers) frozen in. So we are going to check the area out with a helicopter before proceeding or turning back and going another way. This is proving to be a year with above-average sea ice cover and we are having trouble getting to the Larsen B, where we really want to be.

In the evening we were treated to a beautiful sunset, and today's picture shows some of the marine techs at the bow of the ship enjoying the camera opportunity.

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