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Serenade of the “C’s” I Mean “I’s” – Ice Bergs, Iceland, Ice Caps and Ice Cream


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We are in Reykjavik and before heading to the ship we want to check our email and have been told that the city hall has free wi-fi ( It did and connections were great).  City Hall sits in the middle of a lake and this first photo is from the bridge that leads out to city hall. 

 

 

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City Hall.  Not much to look at from the outside, but it was very nice inside.

 

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Looking out over the lake from inside City Hall.  City Hall was specifically designed to attract wild life to the town center - hence the setting.  That is rain drops (of course) on the window.:classic_biggrin:

 

 

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We are entering Prince Christian Sound and will be in it for a while as we have to go slow do to currents ( it is only 1,600 feet wide in spots) and icebergs. It is 60 miles long and separates the mainland from Christian IV Island.

 

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It feels like everyone is up on deck to see the sights.  We are told that this is a glacier and we will see where it enters the ocean later on.

 

 

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Lots of hills and shoreline areas are snow free,

 

 

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On ‎1‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 8:18 AM, ecslady said:

Prince Christian Sound is absolutely beautiful!  Can't wait for Sept 2020.

 

 

We normally book a cruise a couple of months before sail date.  I can't imagine the anticipation of waiting more than a year. That has to be pretty exciting.  You have a lot to look forward to.

 

Jack

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Icebergs!  Many of the icebergs we will see on this passage come from glaciers calving. We actually were able to witness the creation of an iceberg when pieces of the glacier split off and fell into the sea. Jill was later able to get a video of one doing just that.

 

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A couple of recently created icebergs that had not yet made it out to sea.

 

 

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21 hours ago, SailorJack said:

 

 

We normally book a cruise a couple of months before sail date.  I can't imagine the anticipation of waiting more than a year. That has to be pretty exciting.  You have a lot to look forward to.

 

Jack

Jack,

Between you and Bill (on the 2020 board), sharing all of your pictures I get very mixed feelings:  1- I see what is in store for me and can't wait; 2- Why do I need to spend my time and money when I can just live through your pictures 🙂     NO WAY !!! !  I'M GOING !!!

 

 

Steve

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On ‎1‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 9:59 AM, stevea36 said:

Jack,

Between you and Bill (on the 2020 board), sharing all of your pictures I get very mixed feelings:  1- I see what is in store for me and can't wait; 2- Why do I need to spend my time and money when I can just live through your pictures 🙂     NO WAY !!! !  I'M GOING !!!

 

 

Steve

 

 

LOL:classic_biggrin: Pictures can't capture the adventure you are going to have  - from seeing the geyser stream into the sky, the water plunging over the cliffs, or the ice breaking away from the glacier and falling into the sea to become an iceberg. That and a hundred other things you are going to see that is invisible to a camera. I am impressed that you can wait till next year to do it!:classic_laugh:

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One of the more interesting questions asked of our narrator was "what are those little pebbles and rocks."  The answer  - those were carried there by the glacier and left behind when it melted.

 

 

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The next question involved the red stains running down the rocks.  Probably iron deposits left from water as it ran down the cliffs.

 

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The first of many small waterfalls from the melting snow and glaciers.

 

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4 hours ago, BigNance said:

Your pictures are awesome!  If I never make it there, this was a fun trip!  

 

 

Glad you are enjoying them  -but it is much better seeing them in person.  More and more cruise lines are offering this itinerary so you may make it there!:classic_smile:

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On ‎1‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 1:29 PM, Baatman said:

Looks like a great tour.  If you don't mind my asking, what was the fee for the tour?

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I finally found my receipt for the Golden Circle tour - it was $179 and I got a 10% discount by pre booking. Hope that helps.

 

Jack

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Our narrator told us this was known as "Shark Mountain." When low hanging clouds are around, sometimes the only thing sticking out through the clouds is the tip of this mountain - looking just like a shark fin.

 

 

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It really was an amazing mountain - look at all the colors.

 

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Then ANOTHER glacier. And the hits just keep coming!:classic_laugh:

 

 

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On ‎1‎/‎23‎/‎2019 at 12:35 PM, SailorJack said:

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I finally found my receipt for the Golden Circle tour - it was $179 and I got a 10% discount by pre booking. Hope that helps.

 

Jack

 

 

Thanks for digging that out.  It helps when comparing prices from local vendors.

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