Thursday, May 28, 2015

Huge Waves Created by Calving Glacier

Surprise Glacier in Prince William Sound in Alaska gave tourists an incredible show over the weekend when it began calving, but the resulting tsunami-like wave created some anxiety on the boat.

Once the tourists saw that first wave, they became uneasy, one saying, “uh-oh!” The captain recognized the anxiety of his passengers and assured them everything would be OK.

“Don’t worry, we’re a lot farther away than it looks,” you can hear him say on the loudspeaker. “By the time that wave gets in it will be a nice, easy, swell ride.”

The tourists responded with nervous laughter.

But the captain was right, when the wave reached the boat, Huensch said, “it was just a gentle ride up and down.”

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