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Jan 3, 2018 - Hydrurga Rocks Dec 30th 2017 Morning

New Years Eve morning, we had been pushing further south along the Antarctica Penisular to Two Hammock Island, where laying off an enclosed bay called Hydrurga rocks and went out on a Zodiak tour inbetween the thousands of ice bergs, it was more than perfect. We had learnt about the different structures of ice from pancake, greasy, black, compressed from snow, frozen from sea water and over another 10 varieties. The photos shown some of the amazing configurations of ice and iceberg. The most mind blowing is the black ice, that has been...

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Jan 3, 2018 - December 30th Pm Dorian Bay

This New Year's Eve afternoon we headed to Anvers Island and particularly Dorian Bay. Another wet landing by Zodiak which meant we steeped out into the sea before walking on the beach and up to the nesting sites. This was a challenging landing and traverse mainly due to the rocky terrain covered in guano, yes decades of penguin guano. You. An smell the rookeries from 100 m off shore and you will always be passed by penguins fishing along the bay, sometimes 3 in a group and other times up to 30. It is really difficult to capture a photo as...

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Feb 11, 2011 - Blog on a Rock and Ice is Nice!

Dory Bay 10 Feb 2011 – 2300 in Antarctica Greetings from the shores of Dory Bay, where our brave little party of 20 is camping for the night. For some strange reason, we have given up the comforts of our ship to spend the night with Gentoo Penguins and Terns. Actually, that is a very good reason! As I write, I am sitting on a rock, overlooking the bay, and listening to the penguins say goodnight to us and each other. It’s raining, but we don’t care; this is great fun – or at least, a great experience that not too many get the opportunity to...

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