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This iceberg is both a thing of beauty and a hub of activity. Here, you can see the ice quarry. People journey out here to gather ice for tea water, and the back side of this berg, where I’m standing, is ankle deep in loose blocks of ice that are ready to be taken home.
I was told that a pocketknife would be enough to crack off my own pieces of ice, and it worked like a charm. The ice feels so solid and permanent, but it only takes a few stabs of the knife to separate big blocks from the whole. And it makes a lovely sound.
Stay tuned for @eric_guth ‘s glowing ice photo.