Monthly Archives: December 2018

December 31, 2018. Monday. Portal Point/Useful Island/Lemaire Channel

It is a calm morning on Portal Point, Charlotte Bay fjord. On this peninsula we were rewarded for our hiking with incredible views of glaciated mountains. A zodiac trip introduced us to the humpback whale and more seals. We cruise … Continue reading

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December 30, 2018. Halfmoon Island

While enjoying lunch on the uppper deck, we spot our first iceberg. We are cruising in the South Shetland Islands, off the Bransfield Strait. First landing on our trip is on Halfmoon Island. The lonely structures are the remnants of … Continue reading

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December 29, 2018. Saturday, Drake Passage

The sounds of rain wake us at 5:30 and the sun is bright since a 4 AM sunrise. We enjoy the rare phenomena of the “Drake Lake”, a calm crossing for this historical turbulent waters. We spend the day becoming … Continue reading

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December 28, 2018. Friday. BA to Ushuaia

Early 5 AM, we wake up to a quick breakfast and bus trip to the domestic airport for our flight down the coast to Ushuaia. The weather was mild and sunny on the way down until we reach our destination. … Continue reading

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December 27, 2018. Thurs . Buenos Aires

This day our expedition group will start to arrive. We sleep late and make it to brunch before setting out on any discoveries. At 2, we jump into a city tour with National Geographic and visit some of the same … Continue reading

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December 26, 2018. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Beautiful blue skies and 80 degrees. The city woke up and so did we. Following breakfast, we do what every red-blooded suburbanite does, we go to the mall. But this not an ordinary nondescript box for shops, the Galerias Pacifico … Continue reading

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December 25, 2018. Buenos Aires, Argentina

We are getting ready to leave on Christmas Eve. W For this adventure, we even bought a scale so that we would meet the weight limitations on our flight to Ushuaia. Actually it was to relieve my stress level. We … Continue reading

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