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Nov 22, 2009 - Antarctica Trip - Day 6

We were told last night that the ship will go through the Fuji Passage where some amazing scenery will be sighted from 6.30am. I wasn’t particularly keen to get up this early to look at the beautiful passage, despite that early morning light, together with early evening, is the best time to provide interesting light for good photography. However, Marcus was more keen and had set his alarm clock for a prompt 6.30 start. We didn’t go to bed till quite late last night as we spent the evening chatting away and discussing how beautiful...

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Dec 14, 2006 - Antarctica: The Lemaire Channel, Petermann Island & The Penola Strait

Our first activity today was a transit of Lemaire Channel. This is a scenic and narrow channel, about 7 miles long and about 1 mile wide. It is referred to as "Kodak Gap" because of the sheer number of photo taken by tourists going through. It was really quite beautiful - sheer mountains rising up from the shore. The mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula are all relatively young - they're an extension of the Andes mountains. You can follow the curve from the tip of the Andes down to the Antarctic Peninsula. It was easy to tell that the photo...

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