Franz Josef must've been quite a sight to see. Did you climb up the mountain path to get a good view?
Miguel ... They don't let you get anywhere near the glacier anymore, not without a guide anyway, I guess. The designated, roped off path now stops well back from the glacier itself. You can see its ominous-ness, but can't touch it. Or get crushed by pieces falling off it
Our friends did tell us that they had been able to get much closer the last time they were there, some years ago (5 I think).
The sea is very cold and often has very strong currents too... dangerous to swim in - most places!
Yeah! Not the place to go for a casual swim! Very
cold water; rip currents; rocks; sharks ...
The pancake rocks were cool to see for us, I especially liked the pancake basins...
I kept thinking that if somebody fell into those basins, they'd be a goner! With all the large waves and rocks, I don't know somebody would survive.
Couldn't help thinking it would be a very cool place to build a restaurant (With glass walls) inside.
Not enough population to make it a worthwhile project though (Which is probably a good thing!).
Yeah, neat idea. And it seems some do try to make a go of commercial places, but that seems like a recipe for financial ruin to me ... since like you said, prob not enough visitors ... which you're right is def a good thing.