When the cruise ship passed through the dreaded strait that was frightening, it ushered in the calm water like a lake, and the boatmates of "Aftermath" ran up to the deck to see the surrounding islands and floating icebergs. At this moment, we can finally leave the cabin and have an intimate contact with Antarctica.
Sitting on the fast-moving assault boat, we proceeded to the Great Wall Research Station in Antarctica, China, where visitors can feel the colors of Antarctica up close. Throughout the adventure, we will be accompanied by ice and snow. If there are 10,000 interpretations and admirations of human beings for beauty and shock, then there are 100,000 gestures in Antarctica's glaciers that break through the imagination and make you impressed by the profound skills of nature's creations.
The sight in front of you is extremely dreamy: the clouds are white, the water is dark gray, and the most beautiful is the blue of the iceberg. If it is not to visit the Antarctic in person, it is difficult to believe that natural ice cubes will have such a nimble blue color that people cannot express it in words. It is purely unpretended, as if it should not appear in the color palette of the real world. It is so crystal clear that you ca n’t bear to look away; and it is changeable. The light passing through the clouds can change its concentration. The touching waves made the different shades of blue form a marble pattern.
There are large chunks of fresh water ice floating like pure blue sky around them. They are formed by the polar ice cap rupturing into the sea at the end of the sea. The part of the iceberg that rises out of the water only occupies a fraction of the total volume. The state of "the tip of the iceberg". John, the pilot of the assault boat, explained the origin of the blue of the iceberg: Antarctic icebergs are composed of snow instead of water, and the perennial snow squeezes form dense glacial ice. The red-orange light with a longer wavelength in the spectrum is absorbed, and the blue-violet light with a shorter wavelength is scattered out, thus spraying a wonderful blue color to the iceberg and presenting it to the world.
The shape of the iceberg is also varied, some of them are like towering peaks, and some are floating like platforms. Large icebergs can stretch for hundreds of meters. The cruise ship is dwarfed by comparison, while small icebergs are only a few square meters in size. It seemed cramped. The most interesting thing is the Sydney Opera House iceberg with a giant barcode. Those blue ice stripes are caused by the fresh water poured into the cracks of the iceberg, which has to make people feel natural and magical.
If you pay attention, animals will often appear on the flat ice floes, and the fur seals will sleep on it when they are tired. The penguins will bounce across the ice, leaving a row of footprints; It was recorded by the camera that the drink was full and satisfying.
At the end of the cruise, the staff will take an appropriate amount of old ice from the iceberg and bring it back to the cabin to make whiskey for the tourists on board. The average age of iceberg ice is more than 5000 years old. These pure ices that have experienced years of vicissitudes and have not been polluted by industry, coupled with passionate spirits, have created an extremely subtle spark.
When you return to the cruise ship from the glacier, sit in front of the floor-to-ceiling window and toast a glass of whiskey prepared by the Antarctic iceberg. Looking far away, the snowy mountains are curtained in the mist. The blue ice is looming, and the penguins are coming home in groups, from time to time. The whale has a beautiful tail fin. When the years are gone and the old age is old, when you recall this situation, you will have a different experience.