|Snow falling at Monaco glacier.|
|Fresh snowfall at Monaco glacier|
Everyone loved cruising through the heavy ice in the Polar Cirkel boats while it was snowing. How could you not? It was magical. It took about four hoursfor everyone to get there turn on the water.
Black-legged Kittiwakes were abundant. Many of them rested on small icebergs and ice floes. The juveniles have very different plumage than the adults making the young birds from this year very easy to tell apart from the adults.
|Polar Cirkel boat cruising at Monaco glacier|
Ships need to gain permission from the tenant if they wish to pay a visit to Mushamna, however this year’s tenant had already left for the season.
It was easy terrain in which to walk around. We were free to explore the area around the cabin and to go further afield where the Expedition Team was, as usual, keeping a watchful eye for Polar Bears.
Later in the evening, back on Fram, the ship’s officers and the Expedition Team put on a Fashion show in the Observation Lounge. Just about all of the fashions available in the gift shop were modeled for us. It was an evening that was full of fun as these were not professional models!
It was a beautiful calm evening. Hardly a breath of wind disturbed the air. In a small lagoon by the cabin were a pair of Loons. There were also Purple Sandpipers, Arctic Terns, Pink-footed Geese and Bryants Geese in the area.
|Hunter's cabin at Mushamna|