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Jan 30, 2017 - Last day in Antartica

It was our last day in Antarctica ☹. Our last outing on land was at Port Charcot on Booth Island. It was quite foggy outside and it even started to snow. The staff said we got the whole “Antarctica Experience” also know as cold and snowy. But in a way it was nice because it still offered pretty views without the snow blinding you from the sun. It was funny because since we have an older crowd, the crew laid out towels for us to walk on so the snow/ice wouldn’t be too slippery. I’m sure the laundry staff was very pleased with this decision....

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Feb 3, 2010 - back to drakes passage

Last night I took one of my travel sick pills, just in case. This morning I am feeling fine. Perhaps it is true , you do find your sea legs after a few days. Nothing to sea except albatross and gulls. Lots of the passengers are interested in them though. I have made it to all meals and all lectures. One from Shane was very interesting on Shackleton. He really is quite obsessed about the man. I have spent the day reading, eating and chatting with my friends

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June's Sabbatical

Jan 29, 2010 - Guano girl

Not sure if that is how you spell it, but I sure fell in it!! today we made our first landing from the zodiacs, on Cuverville island. Wellies on, hats on, gloves, backpack, jacket, water to the ready. As you land on the island you are first taken with the beauty of the area and the fact that curious penguins are on their way to meet you. there are strict rules; don't go in the penguin highways and give way to any penguins that cross your path and maintain a 5 metre boundary from their nests! We were advised just to sit and wait and watch...

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June's Sabbatical

Dec 7, 2009 - Cuverville Island, Foyn Harbor & Enterprise Island

Wanting to actually experience some sleep on Antarctica, I climbed into my tent about 1am and fell asleep. It never got that cold because my water bottle outside my tent, but in the vestibule, never froze. Alyssa had a harder time sleeping with her soaking wet socks (from the sliding), but at least she had some hand warmers from the boys to give her a little relief. During the night, the penguins never seemed to sleep, the ice creaked and it sounded like the glacier calved at least once. Someone also said they saw a small iceberg roll. At...

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Dec 30, 2007 - Cuverville Island

The zodiac cruise in the afternoon is the longest one we'll have, since it's the only one where we're simply cruising around Cuverville Island rather than landing as we will on others. To be perfectly honest, we were all a bit paranoid about being cold during the 45 minute cruises, because we'd been alternating between light rain and snow all day. At one point they held departures, because the winds kicked up. We got all set in our gear and finally boarded the zodiacs. I was in one of the last few groups, and just after we left the ship a...

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Antarctica 2008

Dec 14, 2007 - Antarctica: Cuverville Island and finally Humpbacks

Day 8 - Cuverville Island Bad nights sleep as the virus takes its toll, the weather outside echoing my disposition, it was miserable, cold, bleak, grey and very blustery too. In fact going on deck showed that it had been snowing all night as a thin layer of snow covered every where . The weather did clear up and we had a very nice journey if cold to the island. Cuverville was our last landing for the trip so I made myself go. Home to a colony of Gentoo penguins Cuverville Island was very pleasant to walk around as they waddled by us not...

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