Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New shades of blue

The Northern branch of the Beagle Channel

Just when you think you've seen some of the most incredible scenery in the world, southern Chile continues to impress. About mid way into the northern branch of the Beagle Channel the water color changes from a deep, colbalt blue to pale, misty grey. I was told that this is due to the change from a rocky to sandy sediment on the bottom of the channel.

This part of the Beagle is also known as "Glacier Alley," and although another heavy storm blew in, I was able to get a few photos before it closed in around us and everything became a wall of white.

Tonight we will dock in the southernmost town in the world, Puerto Williams, and hopefully wake up to better weather for tomorrow's voyage to Isla Terhalten.


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