Moving mountains

At first glance, these dark shapes look like rocky hills with sunlight glinting off wet rocks after recent rain. But no, everything here is basically water, fresh and salt, frozen and liquid, and the hills are small, friendly icebergs travelling south with our kayaks on the polar current. Swirling as they go, the likelihood of bergsContinue reading “Moving mountains”

Silent and Deadly

Icebergs are like the Sirens of Odysseus, drawing inexperienced kayakers in far too close. In photos, the bergs always look so beautifully serene and majestic.  But in reality, their deep fins are being eroded quickly by sea currents, sculpted into grotesque shapes, and they can capsize at any moment. The visible ice, above the water, isContinue reading “Silent and Deadly”