For the rest of us, today's fog and ice translated into a nice relaxing day. It was really great to see large icebergs suddenly appear out of the mist. Our experience was pretty much the opposite of what the navigation officers were experiencing.
Our day was filled with lectures in three different languages: English, German and Danish. In the afternoon King Neptune made an appearance on the bow and demanded we pay a price for crossing the Arctic Circle. The price? Ice cold water poured down the back of your neck - followed by a shot of whisky. Maybe we should have asked him if there was something he could do about the fog.
Eventually if became clear that we would not be able to reach our destination, the glacier Eqip Sermia. The ice was too thick and we had lost too much time. The decision was made to launch the Polar Cirkel boats and go cruising amongst the icebergs. Meanwhile the chefs and galley staff were busy barbequing our dinner on deck seven at the stern. When we returned from our ice cruise we were treated to a delicious buffet of various barbequed delights in the dining room.
At 21:30 the ship's officers and expedition team put on a fashion show in the Observation lounge.
By 23:00 the fog had mostly cleared. Most of the ice now lay on our port side. We cruised past literally thousands of icebergs as we make our way south towards Ilullissat.