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Gallery: Antarctica - Final Landings

Saturday, 3 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Antarctica - St. Stephen's Day

Saturday, 3 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Antarctica - Christmas Day

Saturday, 3 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Antarctica - Christmas Eve

Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Antarctica - Deception Island

Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Antarctica - Drake Passage 28-30th December

Sunday, 28 Dec 2008 | Views [439] | Comments [1]

Our astonishing run of good luck held as we re-crossed a relatively calm Drake Passage. It always seemed to become roughest at mealtimes. We became experts at judging the swell so that we could catch our glasses. I don’t know how the waitress ... Read more >


Antarctica - Last landing - Port Lockroy

Saturday, 27 Dec 2008 | Views [632]

We were awoken, again very early, by Chris wishing us `Good Morning´.   His voice is far more effective than any alarm clock I have ever used.   We were to visit Wiencke Island and Port Lockroy this morning.   The custodian of Port Lockroy came ... Read more >


Antarctica - St. Stephen's Day

Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | Views [592] | Comments [1]

The morning began with the usual cheerful, early morning wake-up call.   Snow had fallen throughout the night but by the time we arose blue, cloudless skies and calm waters combined to provide us with an unbelievably stunning inaugural view of Neko ... Read more >


Antarctica - Christmas Day

Thursday, 25 Dec 2008 | Views [1405]

The trip was planned in such a way that we reached our southernmost latitude (65°10’S, 64°07’W) on Christmas Day.   After breakfast most passengers went on deck to watch as we passed through the narrow Lemaire Channel.   We set off in Zodiacs to ... Read more >


Antarctica - Christmas Eve

Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | Views [1279] | Comments [1]

On Christmas Eve I awoke to find that we had arrived in Foyn Harbour on Enterprise Island.   It was a complete contrast to yesterday.   The sun was out, reflecting off the glistening snow-covered mountains and glaciers and the icebergs and bergy ... Read more >


Antarctica - Deception Island

Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | Views [1269]

Due to bad weather conditions we had to forgo our early morning (05:30) landing at Baily Head on Deception Island .   This weather is typical of the location but it doesn’t deter the large number (>100,000) of Chinstrap penguins whose Rookery ... Read more >

 

 

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