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Day 12

Another day at sea -- through the Drake Passage, lectures on humpback whales, flora & fauna of Tierra del Fuego, ice (which I missed) and krill filled our day. The seas were much rougher than on the way over, although still bearable. Dinner was delightful, with Bill and Ruth, Carole, Corey,...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on March 11, 1992 from Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina
from the travel blog: Antarctica and South America (1992)



Day 11

Today we were back at Deception Island, and the weather, but not the wildlife, cooperated. We first took zodiac cruises around Bailey Head, hoping to see leopard seals munch on unsuspecting penguins. No such luck, however, as the penguins refused to jump into the water. Then we sailed through...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on March 10, 1992 from Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina
from the travel blog: Antarctica and South America (1992)



Day 10

Today we made a first try for Deception Island, but the weather was so bad that we steamed ahead to Half Moon Island. In the interim, George Llano lectured on penguins. While he was quite interesting, his continual references to the Falklands as prime bird country opened old wounds. Half...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on March 9, 1992 from Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina
from the travel blog: Antarctica and South America (1992)



Day 9

Today was an early start as we began leaving the ship around 8:30 at Couverville Island. While the island itself was nice -- gentoo penguins, fur seals playing like Sam and Grover, crabeater seals on nearly every ice flow,the highlight was the Humpback Whales. Both before and after our visit to...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on March 8, 1992 from Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina
from the travel blog: Antarctica and South America (1992)



Day 9 (continued)

Dinner was a "gala buffet" and while I didn't eat much, the conversation was great. (I've omitted the discussion only because, for some reason, Blogabond doesn't like the sentence I've written. Very strange). Emma told us a bit about her life. We decided that she was probably the oldest...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on March 8, 1992 from Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina
from the travel blog: Antarctica and South America (1992)



Day 8

Today was a truly spectacular day. In the morning we made a second attempt at the Lenaire Channel. From a distance it appeared that the channel was blocked by ice flows, but as we approached a path could be seen. The channel was dramatic, as promised, but the bad weather (fog, clouds)...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on March 7, 1992 from Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina
from the travel blog: Antarctica and South America (1992)



Day 7

Well, I am writing this on March 8, and as I look back on what I wrote on the fifth, it seems so far away. Since then, wonder at our first iceburgs has given way to wonder at the majesty of the entire continent. On March 6, we first set foot on Antarctica -- or at least an island. First, we...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on March 6, 1992 from Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina
from the travel blog: Antarctica and South America (1992)



Day 6

Another day, another breakfast, another lecture, this time on "do's and dont's" of zodiac landings, dressing for Antarctica, etc. We also broke into four groups for zodiac landings. Meanwhile, more rumors flew regarding our skipping of the Falklands -- Carole and I realized that we're back on...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on March 5, 1992 from Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina
from the travel blog: Antarctica and South America (1992)



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