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Our Journey on Scolamanzi II
Our Journey on Scolamanzi II

BARRY Arm and HARRIMAN Fiord:

16th June 2016

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After what we have seen and experienced yesterday, we thought nothing could top that. How wrong we were. After an early start to pull up and coil  300’ x 2 lengths of rope to get the prawn traps into the tender. We were ready as the windless clear day could not be wasted. In fact, the sun rises around 3:15 am so we could have done better than the 5 am start, I guess.

Well, we were stunned! The massive mountains with their numerous hanging glaciers and 3 tidewater glaciers were amazing! The reflections on the water is almost mesmerizing. Cascade, Barry and Coxe glaciers first came into view and made the perfect picture. We got quite close to them because they were not very active and produced less ice.

Harriman Fiord – Breathtakingly beautiful!!

Then we motored down the spectacular Harriman Fiord, passing Serpentine and Surprise glaciers on the right. Harriman is now mostly on dry land so we were able to drift 50 meters from the face for nearly an hour just listening and watching. Then it was off to Surprise which was very active with lots of sounds and calving. We got to about one mile from the face due to heavy ice.

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Reflections on Harriman

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Harriman Glacier let us get pretty close

Surprise glacier

Surprise glacier

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Golden seal taking a break

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The back of Harriman

After a most enjoyable, spectacular day in yet again perfect weather, we anchored in front of Serpentine glacier in Serpentine Cove. This cove has a very shallow and narrow entrance and con only be accessed at high tide. The view certainly made up for the hassle getting in. We agreed this was the most spectacular view of all the anchorages we have been to so far in PWS. Our fabulous weather was coming to an end unfortunately. The forecast was for rain the next day and then gale force SE winds the next day.

The view from Serpentine Cove anchorage

The view from Serpentine Cove anchorage

Serpentine Cove anchorage

Serpentine Cove anchorage

 

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