Friday, August 18, 2023

Prince Christian Sound

This is our second trip through Prince Christian Sound on this cruise. We had visited the same glaciers then as we did today, but I've tried to avoid duplicate pictures from the two trips through the sound. There were some parts where we were able to go closer to the glaciers than on the first trip. In particular, for glaciers on the east end of the sound which we saw in the early afternoon, we were able to approach closer without worrying about icebergs created from the calving glaciers.

Below is a link to a map which shows the locations of the three pictures in the remainder of this blog post. You can see the post from our first trip through the sound on July 31 here.

By 12:44 pm we had entered the sound and reached the first of the large glaciers visible from within the sound.

By 2:25 pm we had reached the second large glacier in the sound. On our first passage through the sound we hadn't entered the culvert to approach the glacier due to ice. This time we were able to get much closer to the glacier.

By 5:00 pm we had exited the sound and passed Aappilattoq, a small village with a population of roughly 100 that subsists primarily on hunting and fishing.

Click this link or one of the pictures above to see more pictures in the Prince Christian Sound photo album.

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