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Antarctica - Land Ho Tuesday and Deception & Half Moon Islands Wednesday Nov 22 - 23 2011 Just around dinner time we sighted our first outcropping of land. The seas had calmed considerably as we had entered the shelter of the South Shetland Islands. These islands are not a part of the Antarctic Continent and are separated from it by the Bransfield Straight which we had just entered. This archipelago is composed of volcanic rock, and their spiky peaks are heavily glaciated. Our first landing took place on Wednesday morning after the ship...Jump to full entry
Dec 6, 2009 - Port Lockroy and Paradise Harbor
Happy St. Nick’s Day! Today our ship was taken over by the "Girls of Port Lockroy." Port Lockroy is a 1/2 mile by 1/2 mile harbor located between Flag Point and Lecuyer Point on the western side of Wiencke Island in the Palmer Archipelago. It is also home of one of the most visited places in the Antarctic Peninsula - British Antarctic Research (BAS) 'Base A' located on Goudier Island. (64°49S, 63°29'W). Currently, the station is being manned by 4 women and one man. The girls will summer over, but the guy is leaving in a week’s time. He just...Jump to full entry
Jan 1, 2008 - Paradise Harbor - Happy New Year!!
We had a blast last night. I finally gave up and crashed at about 2am. We've now dubbed Gemma "Cookie", since she tossed hers last night. All-in-all, most of us held up pretty well despite the late night. Our Zodiac slot for today was in the morning, so we had to be kitted out and ready to go by 9:20. Our zodiac driver is a guy named Kevin, who looks rather like a Viking. (I keep wanting to call him "Eric the Red".) I guess it's not too surprising that when he's not working in Antarctica, he's leading polar bear tours above the arctic...Jump to full entry
Jan 3, 2007 - What a way to spend a wedding anniversary
Woke to a brilliant blue sky. It had snowed during the night and as the temperature had warmed up the melting snow made a curtain of drops as I took photos on deck at 7:30 am. It was warm enough not to even need a coat or jumper. What a difference to yesterday afternoon when the cloud, rain and sleet came down as we visited the furthest south we'll go in the afternoon. This was to Petermann Island. I found it exhilerating with the wind whipping the waves and clouds along. The penguins found it more difficult to move around but got by by...Jump to full entry