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Today, pictures from valued commenter arrieve.
Where it was taken: Antarctica
When: January 2018
Last month I fulfilled a longtime dream and went to Antarctica. I had long planned that this would be my retirement present to myself, and even though I’ve had to push the retirement part back a bit, I decided that was no reason not to do the trip as originally planned.
Our itinerary started in Punta Arenas, Chile. We flew to the Falklands and boarded the ship there, sailed two days across the Drake Passage, and then spent eight days sailing around the Antarctic. It was everything I had hoped for and more – spectacular scenery and wildlife, and interesting historical sites as well. I’m still going through the pictures but here’s a small sample.
The Lemaire Channel:
This is probably the largest iceberg we saw, in Cierva Cove – it was taller than our ship.
Most of my best iceberg pictures were taken from the zodiacs, where we got so close I could, and did, touch them.
The picture below is from Wilhelmina Bay. This was our first time out in the zodiacs, before I learned that I needed four layers and three pairs of socks if we weren’t going to be getting out of the boats and walking around. I was freezing and that turquoise water looked deceptively tropical.
Crabeater seals in Iceberg Alley.
Gentoo penguins lining up to go for a swim in Cierva Cove.
Thank you so much arrieve, do send us more when you can.
This has always been on my bucket list as well. Your wonderful pictures have moved it up the list, and forced me to double-underline it!
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