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After a better-than-average Drake Passage we were quickly approaching Antarctica and hoped to see the South Shetland Islands in the … Author Gerard Errante For the last several years, my partner D and I have arranged end-of-year trips, in part with the idea of celebrating New Year's Day in an exotic locale. Some previous trips have been to New Zealand, … Author mary Fuller Merry Christmas. And your gift is... calm seas on the Drake passage again. A sunset that lasts for hours and brings with it the most beautiful pink and blue sky. The birds fly around the ship as if … Author Walter Woods Antarctica Cruise: Drake Passage
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It was Christmas Eve and my adventure South was truly underway now. The conditions were not so rough that the ship could not make … Author mary Fuller It snowed on the ship. Our Australian friends really enjoyed that. Another friend celebrated his birthday. I got a picture of him under a rainbow. Beginning and ending the trip with rainbows. … Author Walter Woods Weather: Sunny. 43 degrees F
Ushuaia is often referred to as ''the end of the world; the beginning of everything''. It certainly felt that way to me as I boarded the MV Ortelius today between 4 and … Author mary Fuller First , and probably only, day of cold and wind- in the 30's F and 15 mph wind Of course this is the day we went to the geothermal Deception Island. So that was no real issue. Saw fur seal, … Author Greg Michaels We had one more day in Chile before our overnight flight home. We went to the local zoo, which was surprisingly great for a small zoo, especially their large aviary filled with parrots, peacocks and … Author Elizabeth Conway Explore the ancient city of Tikal during a Guatemala tour
Hidden within Guatemala's El Peten jungle is Tikal, the largest ruined city of the Maya Classic Period. The site encompasses at least … Author Walter Woods Ushuaia, Argentina
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''Antarctica? Why?'' ''Antarctica? Wow!'' Those were the two most common responses from family, friends and colleagues when they learned I was … Author mary Fuller Today we visited Port Lockroy. Mailed letters at the post office. All of us have a bit of sunburn on our faces. We saw beautiful icebergs from water level in the kayaks and played sponge tag.
Saw … Author Greg Michaels Sadly, this was our last day in the Falklands. Our excellent driver picked us up and took us to Mount Pleasant airport, about an hour from Stanley and the Malvina House. He even stopped along the way … Author mary Fuller Today is the solstice- the longest day of the year. Another sunny, warm day. How lucky we are. Went to Vernadsky Landing and had a homemade vodka and visited the southernmost gift shop on the world. … Author Greg Michaels Today was an all day trip to Volunteer Point, a little beach situated probably only twenty miles from Stanley as the crow flies. However, the only overland route has very little in the way of marked … Author Elizabeth Conway Knowing a bit a Spanish comes in handy when talking with locals on a Bolivia tour.
Spanish a bit rusty? You and me both. In general, Spanish is used throughout Latin America - but you'll … Author mary Fuller Beautiful sunny day again. Now we are wearing sweaters instead of parkas. Many Gentoo penguins, Skuas and their babes. Avalanches across the bay. Beautiful lookout view. Fun slide down the snow. We … Author Greg Michaels Today we left Saunders Island and returned to Stanley. We were hoping to fit in some more time with the wildlife today but it didn't quite work out. We did enjoy our arranged tour and visit to the … Author mary Fuller Bright sun greets us with amazing temperatures and calm seas. Becca, my daughter and I get to kayak through Mickelson Bay and see blue icebergs, clear water and brash ice. Katy, my other daughter, … Author Greg Michaels We had another half day at the neck before our obliging hosts returned us to the Settlement where we would spend our last night. No view of the penguins here, but the accommodations are nearer to the … Author Elizabeth Conway If you've been on an Argentina tour or Uruguay trip chances are you've passed the mate. Yerba mate is a hot drink made from a blend of herbs, much like a tea. It contains caffeine, herbs and proteins … Author mary Fuller Crossed the Antarctic convergence during the night,62 58.0 S , 61 51.2'W. Calm settled weather is a pleasant surprise for these landlubbers. Then the 5 humpback whales come to play with our ship. … Author Greg Michaels As luck would have it, someone canceled their reservation on the Neck tonight and we were able to spend the night in their very comfortable portacabin with only one other visitor, a nice young girl … Author Dileep Bhandarkar Slideshow We flew across the Drake Passage from Rio Gallegos, Argentina to King George Island on an Argentine Air Force C-130 and cruised on the Ocean Nova for 4 days before flying back to Punta Arenas, … Author mary Fuller Day at sea brings informative lectures and rock hopper penguins far from home. Lots of sea birds join us on the voyage.