Antarctica

Day 19 & 20 – Buenos Aires

This post is part of a series called Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica After arriving safely back in Ushuaia it was time to head back to Buenos Aires for a couple of nights before my flight home.  Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and it’s largest city, with almost 3 million people.  It is…

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Day # 16 – Deception Island & Half Moon Bay

This post is part of a series called Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica Over night we travelled across the Bransfield Strait and morning found us just off of Deception Island, another of the South Shetland Islands.  The South Shetland Islands are “claimed” by the British, Argentines & the Chileans and many countries have established…

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Day #14 – Setting foot on Antarctica

This post is part of a series called Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica This morning we awoke to blue skies and tabular ice bergs – we have arrived in Antarctica!  We were in the Antarctic Sound, between Joinville Island and the mainland. Our Antarctic welcoming party… Offloading the zodiacs for our morning cruise at…

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Day #13 – Elephant Island

This post is part of a series called Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica To get from South Georgia to Antarctica we had to cross what many to believe to be the roughest ocean on the planet… Okay, so we got lucky.  These were taken around 10 pm on New Year’s Eve –  we were…

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Day #10 – Cooper Bay & Drygalski Fjord

This post is part of a series called Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica Our last day in South Georgia started at Cooper Bay, home to South Georgia’s largest Chinstrap Penguin colony, under sunny skies. In addition to the Chinny’s, Gentoos, Kings & Macaronis also nest here.  Sadly, no landing today, just a zodiac cruise….

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Day # 4 – Stanley–more British than Britain

This post is part of a series called Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica The Falkland Islands consist of 2 larger islands, East & West Falkland, and 776 smaller islands.  They are a British overseas territory and are self-governed.  The Argentines still maintain their claim over the islands (Islas Malvinas to them) despite their unsuccessful…

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Come sail away…

This post is part of a series called Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica Today we set sail!  Before that happens, there is a lot of hurry up and wait. I have to have my bag ready and check out of the hotel by 10am.  Then I need to meet the group to depart for the ship…

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Waiting for my ship to come in…

This post is part of a series called Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica Remember what I said about the sunrise?  Well, today I was wide awake by 3 am and was able to get outside and take some great pictures just before sunrise.  The water was calm and the lights shone brightly, it was…

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Ushuaia–Day 2

This post is part of a series called Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica Not only does the sun set late here, it also rises pretty early (more on that later). After breakfast I decided to take a walk on the shorter trails here at the hotel.  Cameras ready, I set off.  As I stepped…

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Ushuaia–Fin del Mundo

This post is part of a series called Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica The first few days have been busy with flying, sleeping and eating.  Too much of some, not enough of others!  This photo of the Andes was taken leaving Santiago enroute to Buenos Aires. I did spend the night in Buenos Aires…

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