Monthly Archives: December 2011

The day that shall always be remembered as the day we set foot on our 7th continent.

I feel like I should share the point of this post early on to capture your attention.  We saw three Orca Whales. Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming. This morning saw us in Paradise Cove.  A beautiful bay with … Continue reading

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There is something seriously wrong with this whole family

The day before the last day of the year, started off just like every other day.  We got up.  Ate breakfast.  Went on a tour of an Half Moon Island to visit Chin Strap penguins.  Got back on the boat.  … Continue reading

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I think I stepped in something

This was our first day in Antarctica but before I get to today’s exciting activities, I’m going to make you sit through a history lesson about Otto Nordenskjold’s 1901-1904 Swedish Antarctic Expedition – Also known as the Antarctic Rescue or the … Continue reading

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That’s a lot of beer

We were at sea again today.  It feels like we have been at sea forever.  Which is a little true since our last trip off of the boat was Monday at 4 AM.  Almost three days ago. We passed the … Continue reading

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The waves were 100 feet tall and the wind was blowing at 100 mph

Compared to yesterday, today the seas were as flat as ice.  Ok, none of that is true.  The sea’s are a calm 15-20 feet and the wind has finally started to decrease. The hall’s have been emptied of barf bags … Continue reading

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The best get going at 4AM

This morning’s stop was at Gold Harbour.  Since there are just under 200 passengers on board, we are divided up into two groups for each landing. We are the Endurance group indicated by a green dot on our ship cards.  … Continue reading

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Did you know that Santa has time to visit the South Pole on Christmas?

It was hard to be upset about Christmas today.  I did manage a few minutes of guilt that I was selfishly avoiding spending the holiday at home but we were so busy that the feeling quickly passed. We started the … Continue reading

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