Observing the penguins
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Laurie Allread
November 24, 2011 Our visit to the Adelie Penguin Colony was cut short by white conditions with 40 knots per hour winds. All passengers were on the island which was a ten minute helicopter ride …
Evening in South Georgia
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Fergus Fricke
Some impressive tabular icebergs which are not ho hum. An exciting landing at Point Wilde. Dramatic scenery but desolate and cold. How Shackleton's men survived there for over four months without …
Admiring the Lima nighttime coastline
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Nate Mirocha
Michele: I have to admit I was a little nervous about this trek. We would cover over 26 miles in 4 days, with trails mostly going up or down. Nate and I both trained a little bit before the trek, by …
Sun shot
Author
Laurie Allread
Antarctica - Photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 23, 2011 During the early morning the captain moved the ship south toward Cape Evans on Ross Island. The ship was at its furthest point south on …
Another rookery, another king or two
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Fergus Fricke
Heading for Elephant Island entertained by albatrosses and petrels gliding effortlessly around us, at times almost touching the waves and then sweeping high above the ship. A few icebergs sighted but …
Lima: Illuminated cross
Author
Nate Mirocha
Michele: We spent the entire day touring the Sacred Valley, which is a valley in the region of Cusco and below Machu Picchu. Our itinerary was to explore some towns and sites in the valley and then …
I guess he wanted me to take his picture
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Laurie Allread
Emperor Penguin - Photo by Laurie Allread November 22, 2011 Last evening, we headed toward an area further close to Taylor Valley in the McMurdo Dry Valleys in hope to make a helicopter …
King penguins, South Georgia
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Fergus Fricke
Making for Elephant Island and surrounded/accompanied by effortlessly gliding albatrosses and petrels. The occasional iceberg is sighted but already these are becoming a bit ho hum.
Lima: Outdoor Miraflores gym
Author
Nate Mirocha
Nate: The first stop today was at Sacsawayman. Much of the site is off-limits due to preservation, exploration, and repairs. But what we could see was unbelievable. The site sits about 1,000 feet …
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Laurie Allread
Photo taken by Laurie Allread Nov. 21, 2011 from McMurdo Sound November 21, 2011 Shackleton's Nimrod Hut, Lat. 77 33 South. Long 166 67 E Last night, we left Franklin Island about 10 pm and …
Young kings in the greatcoats
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Fergus Fricke
I am starting to see remarkable likenesses between the penguins, seals and birds to some of my fellow passengers. It is their shapes and their walks more than their faces but behaviour too. Am I …
Lima: First clear view of Pacific Ocean
Author
Nate Mirocha
Michele: We took a short, early morning flight to Cusco and were welcomed at the airport by our Peruvian guide, Vidal, and driver, Roger. We were dropped off at our hotel, Casa Andina Catedral, …
More beauty - when can I go back?!
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Kassandra Miller
I repeat the same process this time, except in reverse. Buenos Aires - Mexico City - Los Angeles - Seattle - Missoula. I arrive home at midnight and realize that I have to work tomorrow. I should …
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Laurie Allread
Emperor Penguin - photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 20, 2011 Again we were reminded of the old Russian saying "the best way though ice is around ice." The day was spent weaving in and out of ice …
Inquisitiveness works both ways
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Fergus Fricke
........ and still a gale, if not a storm, blowing. Last night though was in the sheltered Godthul Bay. Backtracked to Gold Harbour and then on to Drygalski Fiord in 70 plus knot wind. Spectacular. …
Lima: Miraflores coast
Author
Nate Mirocha
Michele: We arrived in Lima from Chicago (via Miami) at 7:00 on a misty, overcast Sunday morning. Lima is a sprawling city of 9 million, situated on a desert coast next to the Pacific Ocean. We …
The port of Ushuaia from up the hill
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Kassandra Miller
We disembark the ship after breakfast this morning with memories and photos that will be cherished. My wildlife highlights were seeing Light Mantled Sooty Albatross, Orca Whales, Arnoux Beaked Whales …
Breaking ice
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Laurie Allread
115 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula - photo by Laurie Allread November 19th, 2011 We spent the day heading toward Cape Washington or Coulman Island to visit emperor Penguins. The currents …
Bull elephant seal on Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands
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Hubert Hall
Our last day in the Falklands! I had time in the morning before being picked up at Lafone House at 10:30 to visit the Falkland Islands Collectibles shop for a last minute look through post cards and …
Nearing South Georgia a rock full of shags
Author
Fergus Fricke
A day of the old whaling stations; Stromness and Grytviken. The graves of the men who died there can be seen but not the graves of hundreds of thousands of whales killed. Toasted Shackleton at his …
Author
Kassandra Miller
Today, I feel like a human. I attend breakfast, though I don't have much of an appetite. I watch a documentary film called Rounding the Horn, I spend time on the bridge watching seabirds, I …
Atop the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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Laurie Allread
NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011 -- 7PM The Kapitan Klebnikov pushes through ice - Photo by Laurie Allread Tomorrow will be another day of crushing ice as Coulman Island is still 170 miles away. Due to the …
Helen and I with FIGAS eight passenger interisland plane
Author
Hubert Hall
Today was our last chance to explore Stanley and its interesting variety of gift shops, the museum and post office. But first we had arranged a tour to Cape Pembroke to visit the 150 year old cast …
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.