Monthly Archives: February 2011

Day 42 – Tuesday, February 15 – Drake Passage

We had a good night, comparatively. I really slept in this morning; not up until 8:15. Waves have consistently been in the 15-18 foot range for the past 24 hours but the weather has been great. We have clear skies … Continue reading

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Day 41 – Monday, February 14 – Palmer Station

I have a little catching up to do. We have been very busy the past two days. As told in my last post the weather was absolutely fantastic at Elephant Island. One of our onboard Antarctic experts said a day … Continue reading

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Day 39(a) Antarctic Experience Continued

  To my surprise internet connection has been very good south of the 60 degree latitude line. I made an effort to get some photographs posted at the expense of commentary. Actually little commentary was needed for the pictures as … Continue reading

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Day 39 – Saturday, February 10 – Antarctica Hope Bay

Elephant Island at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula got its fame form Earnest Shackleton’s misfortune. Shackleton’s ship was frozen fast in ice in January 1915 where it remained until November of that year. After living on an ice flow … Continue reading

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Day 38 & 39 – Friday & Saturday, February 11 & 12 – At Sea & Elephant Island

This is the first day at sea since leaving the Falklands. The morning temperature was a balmy 62 degrees with the sun beaming onto our veranda. I spent some time reading in shirt sleeves but I could tell it was … Continue reading

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Day 37 – Thursday, February 10 – Stanley, Falkland Islands

  Stanley (population approximately 2000) is the main town on the islands and the hub of East Falkland’s road network. Attractions include the Falkland Islands Museum, Government House, built in 1845 and home to the Governor of the Falkland Islands, … Continue reading

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Day 35 & 36 – Tuesday & Wednesday, February 8 & 9 – At Sea

After leaving Buenos Aires, Argentina we have two full days at sea as we make our way to Stanley, Falkland Islands. We left the Port in Buenos Aires at about 4:00Pm on Monday the 7th. The port is an extremely … Continue reading

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