Two gentle gentoos
Author
Fergus Fricke
Visited Right Whale Bay, Salisbury Plain and Prion Island in a gale so no time for afternoon tea to compete with the drama, penguins, seals and albatrosses so the penguins win flippers down.
Good weather in November!
Author
Kassandra Miller
There was programming today. I know there was. My trip notes say that there were presentations on Shackleton & the Endurance, the Whales & Seals of the Antarctic, Scott's Fatal Journey, …
Author
Laurie Allread
The Kapitan Klebnikov breaks through the ice pack... November 17th, 2011 -- 9:00 am Yesterday we entered the pack ice about 8pm. The light was incredible as we photographed the snow petrels and …
Shipwrecked anchor of Norwegian steamer, GUVERNOREN, ex IMO
Author
Hubert Hall
This was an important day for me because of the tour to Volunteer Point, about 20 miles east of Stanley, and more importantly to go farther on to a site near Cape Carysfort to view the remains of the …
Gentoo rookery, West Falklands
Author
Fergus Fricke
.... but the sea wasn't (still)
Last landing on our voyage
Author
Kassandra Miller
Today is our last in Antarctica, before we head north out of the South Shetland islands and back to the Drake Passage. The wind picks up rather quickly and our excursion to Aitcho Island becomes …
Another iceberg
Author
Laurie Allread
Icebergs in the Southern Ocean - Photo by Laurie Allread November 16th -- 6:15 am The view from the bridge was of calm sea with light visibility of about 300 meter. At times there is light snow. …
Black Browed Albatross in the Falklands
Author
Hubert Hall
Today we flew from Darwin to Stanley, the capital of the Falklands and the home of most of the 2500 Falkland Islanders. We were met the the Stanley Airport and taken on a tour of Stanley, which …
Blackbrow albatrosses grooming
Author
Fergus Fricke
.... but then I am most of the time
Port Lockroy
Author
Kassandra Miller
Port Lockroy is a natural harbour on the Antarctic Peninsula of the British Antarctic Territory. Originally discovered in 1903 by a French Antarctic expedition, the port was named 'Port …
Views from the Kapitan Khlebnikov
Author
Laurie Allread
Antarctica travel photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 15TH TUESDAY -- SOUTHERN OCEAN 7AM Last night we were warned to expect the worst and to secure our items in our cabins. Surprisingly, most of …
Striated Caracara, a carrion eating bird
Author
Hubert Hall
This morning we were taken on a tour to San Carlos, about 20 miles from Darwin. We drove through rolling hills and the 'rivers of rock', so aptly named by Charles Darwin during his visit to the area …
Exploring the area around Cotopaxi
Author
Lauren Tortorete
After a delicious breakfast, we were on the road again toward Laguna Quilotoa - an enormous volcanic crater lake. The ride was amazing in that we got to see the beautiful countryside, but it was also …
Thousands!
Author
Kassandra Miller
Neko Harbour is full of the most beautiful icebergs on the planet, I discover as I paddle my kayak around them. We are not allowed to get too close, but it's amazing to see how deep the go down …
Antarctica landscape
Author
Laurie Allread
Photo by Laurie Allread - Taken enroute to Snow Hill on her 2008 Antarctica Monday - Nov. 14, 2011 This morning we arrived at Perseverance Harbor, Campbell Island about 8am. Wind was 30 knots …
Road to north side of West Point Island
Author
Hubert Hall
This was our day to fly to Darwin, a small settlement on the mainland of East Falklands. Our hosts Keith and Fiona live there at Darwin House where we were booked for the next two days. It is a …
Exploring the area around Cotopaxi
Author
Lauren Tortorete
At around 7:00am, ok closer to 8:00, but who's keeping score (I call this ''south american'' time), our guide Marco picked us to up drive us about 30 miles south to Ecuador's second highest peak - …
West Falklands
Author
Fergus Fricke
Dunno which was more exciting, the wildllfe or the morning tea as both were remarkable displays but the farm house feeding frenzy was something to behold.
Overnight kayakers departing
Author
Kassandra Miller
This morning, my knee is the size of a baseball and I keep ice on it constantly. I'm able to walk, so I ask Boris, our Expedition Leader, if I can switch from skiing to kayaking. There is an …
Windblown row of trees protects the farm managers home
Author
Hubert Hall
Today our hostess, Jenny drove us to the north end of the island to see the rockhopper penguins at their nesting sites. The tour also stopped at a memorial to a British frigate that was sunk just …
The impressive Cotopaxi
Author
Lauren Tortorete
We arrived late on a saturday night into Quito, so decided to take advantage of our free welcome cocktail from the Nu House Boutique Hotel. We called it a night at around midnight, but from the sound …
Ushuaia from the port
Author
Fergus Fricke
....well on a ship in a bumpy sea