Sep 15, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer
Today was a real day of exploration. No towns or docks—only the wilderness and our shipmates. For the first time on the expedition, we were truly explorers. Arriving at a new destination, uncharted and unscouted by any of the staff, turned out to be a fantastic day on Greenland.
We arrived in the morning at the mouth of a fjord further south than we had yet ventured and went ashore after a presentation from our National Geographic photographer, Johnathan Irish. Plenty of hikes and walks stretched our legs as we filled our eyes and memory cards with the epic scenery.
During the second half of the day, we participated in water activities on the fjord, right at the face of the very active, blue glacier. We kayaked and Zodiac cruised, navigating among the perhaps 100,000-years-old ice. As a bonus, we were offered the opportunity to jump into the nearly freezing waters for a Polar Plunge!
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