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Antarctic Dream

The classic trip across the Drake Shake and spending 5 days on the antarctic peninsula.

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Man was here
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mike hoyer
We spent the next 36 hours in BA, mostly in San Telum and the Sunday Markets ( must see) before leaving at 4 am Monday on three flights home and the chance to recover from sleep. I did read 8 books, …
Exhilaration of the Antarctic plunge
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mike hoyer
It was superb weather for debarkation in Ushuaia. Couldn't get enough of the beauty of it. Sad to leave for Buenos Aires and the long flights home.
Exhilaration of the Antarctic plunge
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mike hoyer
During the morning we found rougher seas. Those who did make it to the dining room were thrown around a bit, breakfast dishes were available on a need to use basis only. By afternoon we had settled …
Resting on the rocks
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mike hoyer
We had the real Drake Shake experience overnight and this morning with 3-4 meter swells. We were rejoined by albatrosses and petrels. Fog saw us thru the convergence area and as the skies cleared we …
Evidence of man
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mike hoyer
After reaching King George Island, on November 26th to pick up a Chinese film crew, our own landing was aborted by rough weather. We then headed north to Ushuaia and home. The seas were quite rough …
Brief history
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mike hoyer
We overnighted at Port Lockroy, a British station (with a post office). I met someone who was able to tell me about people I'd first met in the arctic in 1966 and where they were now. (It was at the …
Deception Island
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mike hoyer
Sixty five degrees south. Petermann Island. Three researchers disappeared here a number of years ago and there's a cross to commemorate that. We saw adelie penguins for the first time, sitting on …
Hiking the Antarctic terrain
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mike hoyer
Apparently there was a rough crossing of Gerlache Straight last night; I slept through it all. We woke up to heavy snow falling at Danco Island. We made a zodiac landing. The views continue to amaze …
Penguins slide down the slope
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mike hoyer
Two zodiac excursions today. We were on the water by 7 am to Half Moon Bay where there were many, many chinstrap penguins in rookeries. Low lying mist and rain add to an aura of eeriness. Whalers …
Dramatic landscape
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mike hoyer
Nightfall finds us sailing around the south Georgia Islands. There is great anticipation of going on land tomorrow, seeing penguins and going for a swim. for others it's their last continent. Today …
A second wave arrives on shore
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mike hoyer
Soon after seeing the Southern cross in Beagle Channel, we enter the "Drake Shake"; since then things have rolled about, people are seen doing the watusi, and some we just don't see at all. …
Penguin track
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mike hoyer
Go to our blog at www.hoyers.blogspot.com. It's all there.... You can see the entries on or after December 2, 2008. Otherwise, click the side bar and see the pictures that we've posted. They are …

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