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Date: 19 Mar 2012 02:38:00
Title: Channel pics 6

Channel Pics 5

 

 

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Next stop is the Bay of 1000 Waterfalls – a gross exaggeration, there can only have been several hundred cascading waterfalls all around us – we felt cheated. In this photo the DS is demonstrating her love of the scenery with a growing obsession for the flora of the area …

 

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… and talking of developing obsessions, here’s Andrew diving into the water yards from a glacier. He’s completely lost his head.

 

One of the highlights of this whole mind-boggling cruise was Estéro Coloane, otherwise known as Caleta WOW!!! It had everything: glaciers all around, one of which you can go for a walk on – or even in, bomb-proof anchorage, fantastic hiking with incredible panoramas, and beavers.

 

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Caleta WOW in all her glory. The speck near the bottom end of the water is Mina2. The hiking is world-class but demanding

 

 

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“Where the hell am I?”

 

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“Where the hell is he?”

 

 

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Reunited at last. The two skippers with Mina2 beside them

 

 

 

 

 

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The following day we go walking on the glacier. To put it into perspective, Andrew is the red speck in the foreground on the top of the glacier …

 

 

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… before he goes for a walk inside the glacier …

 

 

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… the view from underneath a glacier

 

 

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In the afternoon we go beaver hunting – here’s the first evidence that we’re getting to Beaverville

 

 

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At last we come across the Big Apple of Beaverland – level upon level of lagoons dammed by the beavers

 

 

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in the middle of the lagoons is the enormous beaver lodge – accessed from channels under the surface of the water with secure living accommodation above

 

 

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… some of the dams are monstrous structures of engineering more than 2 ½ metres high, and all of them completely watertight

 

 

 

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Mr Beaver himself


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