Category Archives: Antarctica

Frozen Waters Seven: Antarctica

February, 2017 Antarctica is the fifth largest continent, covering 5.4 million square miles. There are three ice sheet covering about 98% of the continent, the Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. … Continue reading

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Frozen Waters Eight: Antarctic Islands

February, 2017 Decepción Island is the caldera of an active volcano which last erupted in 1970. Over half of the island is covered by thin glaciers. It is also covered with about 100,000 nesting pairs of chinstrap penguins. The volcano … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Eighteen: Chile and Antarctica

What’s a good way to fritter away a lot of time? Start blogging about your travels. For me, it’s not just about posting my amateur photos, it’s about learning. I spend more time researching than I do writing, and I … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Five – Yosemite Falls, California

Fall, 2009 and Spring, 2013 Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in Yosemite National Park, third tallest in the United States (Hawaii has two that are taller), the 20th tallest in the world, not counting underwater falls. I had not … Continue reading

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Following Shackleton

Friday, February 24, 2017 Whales and penguins over breakfast – yes! We sailed past Elephant Island in the fog this morning, where Ernest Shackleton and his crew had landed after having to abandon their ship, the Endurance, which had been crushed … Continue reading

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But Wait! There’s More!

Thursday, February 23, 2017 The morning started out cloudy, and there was a little rain and snow early on. The seas remain fairly calm. We sailed along the South Shetland Island Archipelago today. I thought we saw lots of glaciers … Continue reading

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Screaming 60’s?

Monday, February 21, 2017 This is the term given to the gale force winds that are not unusual in this latitude. Fortunately, it didn’t apply today, and even the Captain is surprised at how calm the seas are. We are … Continue reading

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