Seemingly endless flocks of dovekies (little auks) streamed by us as we crossed through the middle of Baffin Bay. The weather was kind, decidedly mild for this latitude, with sunshine, slack winds, and a broad, gentle swell that rolled beneath the us as we worked steadily southeastward. As we sailed over the continental shelf edge of western Greenland, we spotted a couple of sperm whales and approached them for a closer look.
National Geographic Explorer
Our great ship, National Geographic Explorer , meandered her way into the beauty of one of Greenland’s most picturesque fjords, heading to Kangaamiut. Our morning was filled with presentations by Emmett Clarkin giving a presentation on “The Motion of the Ocean,” followed by Karen Copeland discussing “Feeding the North.” In the afternoon, guests were given the opportunity to cruise as close as possible to the calving ice of a very active glacier. The cracks and growls and roars and howls were incredible as ice fell into the ocean, delighting guests and staff alike.