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My White Christmas

Spending Christmas in Antarctica - WOW

Beautiful Antarctica
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claire jennings
We had breakfast and said our reluctant farewells. The trip was made even more special because of the fantastic company and because of the ever-cheerful, helpful, friendly, knowledgeable staff. We …
The Guvenoren wreck
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claire jennings
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 …
The Guvenoren wreck - been here since 1915
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claire jennings
We were awokwn, 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 …
Beautiful Antarctica
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claire jennings
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 …
Beautiful Antarctica
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claire jennings
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 …
A few brave shipmates plunge into the water
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claire jennings
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 …
Peaceful Antarctic cove
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claire jennings
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 …
Land Ahoy
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claire jennings
Having waited for years since first realising that it is possible and months since booking, finally I was visiting Antarctica! The night before embarking I met two Canadians who had just returned …