Who's this handsome guy? And is she smiling just because she's happy to be with him in the same kayak?
"Umm, by the way, can someone paddle over here and help drag me out of this ice?"
I say: if someone has to fall into the icy water by stepping on unstable icebergs - let it be a guide!
And sometimes, it's the most delicate act you could imagine. Increase the volume on your computer, click on the video clip below, and listen to the 1 millimeter thin ice cracking under the paddle. Then, try to watch the ice breaking, and imagine yourself at one of the most pristine places on earth, with complete silence, only you and the sound of your paddle on the thin ice....
To be an ever better kayaker, read my post Kayaking the Arctic and Antarctica - 9 tips