FUN-travel: Scoresby Sound, Greenland – A&K Arctic Cruise Day 10

September 25, 2014 by  

Day 48 – Sunday, August 17 – Rodefjord & Danmark, Greenland – A&K Cruise Day 9 – morning sun breaks thru clouds then mostly blue skies – 50’s

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What I LIKE

  • 7:00 – first in line for…
  • 1st expedition in 1st group – zodiac tour
  • – see sun rise over fjord
  • – cloud colors change – really beautiful
  • 6000 ft high sheer granite cliffs line narrow fjord

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  • 7:30 – massive, spectacular icebergs!
  • – some w/vivid blue centers – see a ring seal
  • – vibrant red/orange miniature flower clusters dot craggy shoreline
  • 9:00 – breakfast w/snack for later
  • 12:15 – BBQ lunch outside on deck – ribs, hotdogs, lamb chops
  • – wind kicks up & have to go inside to finish lunch

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  • 2:00 – nap
  • *4:30 – 2nd expedition 1st group
  • – wet landing on Danmark island
  • – have no intention going out at 6 PM!
  • – get at back of line & go early
  • – really boggy w/big squishy tufts of plants
  • – big walk to top of rocky hill

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  • – incredible view of distant snow covered mtns
  • – & icebergs dotting the bay
  • 6:00 – happy hour martini’s
  • **8:00 – typical dinner – causal Deck 6
  • 10:30 – more icebergs & ice covered mtns in distance off balcony
  • – sky is nice red w/orange colored clouds doting skyline
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Sitting on Top of The World!

 What I DON’T LIKE

  •  6:30 – get up
  • *really rough seas – get splashed big time
  • – mosquitoes on shore – unbelievable!
  • – the rubber boots make climbing on uneven ground cumbersome
  • **food is getting boring – didn’t expect that for French ship
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BBQ Bar

FUN-fact – There are no trees in the arctic.

Not so FF – Really expected to see lots more ice and calving of the icebergs.

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