Archive for February, 2013

In Ushuia

Posted in antarctica, Falkland Islands, penguins, photography, South Georgia Island, Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 18, 2013 by polarguide

We are in port today for just a few hours after finishing an 18 day voyage to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica.

We had a great voyage with lots of bad weather and terrific wild-life experiences.  I have just a few minutes to post this and a few of my favorite photos.

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Most of the Reindeer have been removed from South Georgia Island.  We bartered some fresh vegetables for a hindquarter with the folks doing the removal.  We cooked it in the galley, I have to say it was by far the nicest meat I have ever eaten.

King penguin with newly hatched chick

King penguin with newly hatched chick

Sea ice in the Drake Passage

Sea ice in the Drake Passage

We spent one full day trying to find a route around sea ice that had drifted up from the Weddell sea.  At one point the captain decided to break straight  trough.

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Falkland Islands

Posted in antarctica, Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, tourism, travel, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , on February 3, 2013 by polarguide

We are in Stanley today, the capital city of the Falkland Islands.  We made two landings yesterday at remote homesteads, one on West Point Island where a family runs a small sheep farm and a large number of Black browed Albatross come to nest alongside Rockhopper penguins. Then on carcass island where a large number of striated cars-cara nest.  This will be my last connection to internet for the next two weeks. I only have two photos to post, enjoy!

Striated Cara-cara

Striated Cara-cara

Mating Pair of Black Browed Albatross

Mating Pair of Black Browed Albatross