This was the backdrop to a talk
at the back of the ship by one of the guides out of the wind and
in the sun about glaciers and glaciation. There can't be many
talks about glaciation where the giver can make a point and then
gesture over to one side "which you can see in that glacier
there", followed by "...that can be seen in that glacier over
This is the result of two
glaciers flowing down from the mountains and meeting at some
point upstream, we can tell this because of the medial moraine
(the strip of rocky rubble) that lies in the middle of the final
part of the glacier formed when the two side moraines (they're
called something else really not "side" but I forgot that bit)
join together. See I was listening - a bit.
Air temp: +6º C Latitude: 73º 44' N Longitude: 80º 13' W
These are pictures
from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute
Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward.
Pentax digital equipment.