Antarctica Vacation

Antarctica Vacation

Things to do during your Antarctica vacation: today we visited Pleneau Island, Lemaire Channel and Cuverville Isle

 

Antarctica Vacation - Diary 10 February 2001

 

penguin expedition antarcticaToday is a "warm" day in the Antarctic summer 2 degrees C (about 33 degrees F) .

 

I woke up and had a look outside. The Antarctic ice was still packed for miles ahead (as far as I could see...) and our Antarctica ship was moving very slow.

 

Ok, I know, it is an icebreaker and not a yacht... It looked as if we just couldn't get out of this frozen Antarctic ice.

 

Half an hour later or so, the Kapitan Dranitsyn passed beautifully through the sea ice and reached a calm bay with little ice flows. It kept on snowing.

 

We went on the Zodiacs to a small rocky island with Gentoo penguins on it.

 

Some of these Gentoo penguins were having penguin chicks: quite cute to look at. I also saw 5 elephant seals: quite big.

 

On most ice floats we could see seals, 1, or 2 or at most 6 (me being very scientific...maybe I am ready to apply for a job in Antarctica)

 

antarctica icebergs blue crevassesOk, Antarctica is beautiful to look at, the Antarctic penguins are oh so cute, but the place stinks of their guano...

 

Yet again: all around us were beautiful sculptures of icebergs with ice blue crevasses.

 

And it kept on snowing a lot... gosh, and this is supposed to be summer in Antarctica...

 

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Quark expedition (what is left of ...my Antarctica Vacation Diary)