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Rob in Alaska: Watching a Glacier Calf

Rob's nearing the end of his Alaskan adventure. He'll be back with us on Friday. But until then...here's what he's been up to in another video postcard from Alaska:
Rob's nearing the end of his Alaskan adventure.  He'll be back with us on Friday.  But until then...here's what he's been up to in another video postcard from Alaska:


We are now on our ship, the Holland America MS Volendam. As you can see behind me it's a very rainy and wet day. It's been that way for the last couple of days but views like this make the rain feel okay. This is a massive glacier, we are all braving the rain waiting to see a calving of the glacier. That's where a big chunk of ice falls off the glacier and sounds like a shotgun as it enters the water.

The clouds made the glacier pop with a beautiful blue color, and apparently the rain helped melt the glacier because, according to our ships captain, we saw some of the best calving of the season.

'Oh here's a big one look straight ahead'

Its hard to put into perspective just how big this glacier was because we had to stay one mile away from it... its a 250 foot tall river of ice that moves at about seven feet a day..which means it also has to shed seven feet of ice a day..

"A huge one. Oh my gosh, look at that! Now that was a big one. Look it's still going."

Just when you thought the calving was finished..it only got better.

'Woo ooh wow ohh ooh now that was good.'

The ice caused such huge waves our ship, a mile away, noticeably rocked.

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