water that flow over the clean old ice and collect in hollows among the blacks, is not to be distinguished from the newer or whitish ice formed from snow at the heads of glaciers. There is a covering of about 18 inches of moss and an inch or two of fine bluish mud on top of it. It is simply a remnant of the great glacier that filled all the estuary that has been saved from melting by a covering of gravel and glacial mud and sand, specimens of which are found amongst the blocks on the exposed faces, and the whole sheltered
Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 21 cm.
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