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Floating bergs
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Laurie Allread
Arrival in Ushauia as planned at 8:00am. We enjoyed breakfast onboard but this time it was sad. Some were happy to have completed the expedition.... I was happy but also sad wanting more of …
Sun shot
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Laurie Allread
Some passengers tried to attend seminars regarding biology and explorers of Antarctica.others slept or edited photgraphers. I packed, chatted with passengers and watched and felt the ship roll …
Antarctica landscape
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Laurie Allread
The last day on the Drake. Lots of information today about departing the ships and return flights home. The last dinner was wonderful with a Captain's farewell party in the bar..Everyone was happy …
The Kapitan Khlebnikov
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Laurie Allread
Our last proposed outings was canceled due to a big storm in the Drake . The captain wanted to leave 18 hours early to allow for more time to get through the storm...Everyone is concerned and taking …
Breaking ice
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Laurie Allread
Two great outings to see Adelies and gentoo penguins and two great zodiac rides through the blue icebergs! It was cold and snowing today..real Antarctica..
Observing the penguins
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Laurie Allread
Another beautiful sunny day, but cold and a little windy. We walked along the ice north from the ship. We set up our photography gear to take pictures of penguins jumping in and out of the icey sea. …
Views from the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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Laurie Allread
A little colder today with a little wind. Another exhilirating flight to base camp. Once there, we had a walk to the ice cave for a look inside. It was the deepest blue I've ever seen.. Then we …
Photographer in disguise
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Laurie Allread
Today about 25 of us trekked 8 miles from the Breaker to the rookery. It was an awesome walk among the icebergs and ice caves. We saw 100s of penguins walking to and from the Sea. The ones going …
Another iceberg
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Laurie Allread
64 31 S 57 27 W Another day at the Rookery. It was a beautiful sunny day. The expedition leaders said that we were so privileged to have such wonderful weather.The skies were blue and the snow and …
Determined to get the pefect shot
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Laurie Allread
Realizing that I am really here at Snow Hill and about to take off in Russian helicopters over Antartica, is just too surreal... I couldn't sleep last night. The ride was exhilerating. Everyone …
Atop the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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Laurie Allread
64 22 S/57 20 W Crossing the Drake and the Antarctica Sound was snooth. We saw our first icebergs during late afternoon. I waited so long to see those tabular icebergs! We stayed overnight at …
Photographing the penguins
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Laurie Allread
57 28 S / 63 03 W The passage was smooth. There were lectures about the Emperor Penguins we would soon see and other Antarctica birds. The meals were great and there was a movie after dinner. My …
At the penguin colony
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Laurie Allread
Raldi and I spent the day waiting and waiting to get on the ship. All we think of is getting on the KK and getting on our way. The thought of crossing the Drake passage was as exciting as it was …
Penguin slide
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Laurie Allread
We shopped for last minute items and sent out last emails to friends. During the afternoon we took a four hour boat ride around the Beagle Channel to view sea lions and the famous lighthouse. It …
The Kapitan Khlebnikov
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Laurie Allread
My flights were uneventful. I listened to my IPOD and watched the Antarctica section of the Earth series on my IPOD and tried to sleep. Generally, I sleep well during long flights. It's different …
Exploring the glaciers
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Laurie Allread
This is my second trip within the last 12 months to Antarctica. Last December when I first traveled to Antarctica, I never dreamed there would be a second. The trip starts the same, same flight, same …

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