It was the perfect day for kayaking in the most remote place on Earth: Antarctica. We had cruised down the Gerlache Strait to Paradise Harbor and left the safe confines of our Russian expedition ship, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov (Академик Сергей Вавилов). Some of the best viewpoints can only […]
I silently viewed some chinstrap penguins socializing on Robert Island, part of Antarctica’s South Shetland Island chain. Not far from Robert Point, one of my fellow travelers started walking up a path seemingly into the clouds. The penguins themselves turned to watch him and seemed to acknowledge the curious […]
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“Iceberg, straight ahead!” The first time I saw an iceberg this big, these famous words from James Cameron’s “Titanic” came to my mind. Our Russian ship, the Akademik Sergei Vavilov, never came too close to this goliath in Antartica. However, it made for a beautiful and dramatic sighting […]
Tuesday – December 18, 2012 – After sailing the more than 700-mile voyage across the Drake Passage on Sunday and Monday, this morning we sailed into Ushuaia. It was great to be back to civilization in southern Argentina, but part of me missed the wilderness and wildlife of […]
Saturday – December 15, 2012 – It’s sad that today is our last full day in Antarctica, but we are looking forward to going out with a bang with some world-class paddling. After breakfast, we woke up outside Half Moon Island. I decided to go kayaking, but my […]
Friday – December 14, 2012 – How do you beat yesterday seeing a humpback whale only feet away from you? We were looking forward to finding out. Today was going to be our last day at the Antarctic peninsula. This morning after breakfast, we were excited about two […]