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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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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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