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trip to Antarctica!
Fast ice is ice that
is held "fast" to the coast. It is often very flat
and makes for excellent travelling conditions (on the ice that
is, less easy by ship!). It does make it possible for ships
to pull up like this one and let people off the ship to go and
wander around on the ice. Not an awful lot to see by definition
of what the flat ice is, but well worth doing for the somewhat
surreal experience of walking off a ship onto hard ice and then
getting back aboard to break through it.
Picture courtesy of Mike Usher
- Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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