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Jan 4, 2018 - New Years Day Pm Half Moon Island

After rembarcing on the Ocean Nova we had lunch and a snooze on the pararamic bar on the 5th deck. Fortunately for me Alison was awake and spotted something just off port bow and said ther is something out of the window, wake up Bob I think they are orca. ORCA. Where's the camera when need you need. I watch for a few minutes as a pod of 4 head to the bow of the ship. I then am itching to get camera, to take photos, and yes whilst I was gone and back, the pod disappeared behind the icebergs and away. But at least I saw them, you shall just...

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Nov 30, 2007 - Shaking hands with Mr Drake

We awoke early after a fairly broken nights sleep due to the tossing and turning of the ship as it began its journey through the Drake Passage. In fact I was woken at 5.30am by Tim scrabbling around in the bags for sea sickness pills. There was already quite a swell and the ship was pitching and rolling from side to side as we sat down for our first breakfast with our new ship mates. The Drake Passage is the body of water from Cape Horn to the Antarctic Peninsula. It is 1000 km or 600 miles of the roughest ocean in the world. The Drake...

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Feb 21, 2003 - By Russian Spy Ship to Antarctica

Copyright 2004 David Rich 2700 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com B y R u s s i a n S p y S h i p t o A n t a r c t i c a Finding myself in the southernmost city in the world, in Ushuaia, Argentina, I had to check and finally book a boat to Antarctica, and what a boat, a former Russian spy ship crammed with zany characters. I was among forty-four passengers checking on board the M/V Grigoriy Mikheev when Jane, the lady in front of me, asked the purser, "Do these stairs go up or down?" I had a premonition it was going to be an entertaining two...

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