Port Lockroy and The Gerlache Strait

February 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Port Lockroy and The Gerlache Strait Port Lockroy - Penguin Post Office. We dropped anchor in the bay of Port Lockroy in the early hours. This morning the team from Port Lockroy came aboard to shower and eat breakfast with us (they have no running water of their own and reply on the generosity of passing ships to let them use the ships sh...
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Gerlache Strait, Cuverville Island and sublime decadence in Neko Harbor

February 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Sublime decadence in Neko Harbor....a zodiac boat with the parasol served ginger and lemon tea to the kayakers while paddling around the burgie bits smile emotico Blog from Lindblad Expeditions (tell the story of the day so much better than I can!) "It is still high summer here in Antarctica we sailed south in the Gerlache Strait the bridge kept...
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We've made it across the Drakes Passage!

February 18, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Just had all my outside clothing/boots/bag hoovered (to make sure Im not taking any seeds on to Antartica that don't belong there). About 14.00hrs we'll be entering the English Strait. This is the passage is between the Islands of South Shetlands - there will be marine mammals and probably we will have our first sighting of Pengiuns. We will be ta...
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"Posh cakes and coffee tea"

February 14, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
A treat in Buenos Aries, I'm stayed at Alvear Palace Hotel which is rather splendid. "Posh cakes and coffee tea". I stayed here because it was close to Cementerio de la Recoleta. You can wander for hours in this amazing city of the dead, where countless 'streets' are lined with impressive statues and marble sarcophagi. I peeked into the crypts and...
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