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To our delight, it was a mama whale with her calf. She did not linger for long after her baby surfaced. Photo courtesy of Stanley Leja
Antarctia

February 5th 2007
We left the tip of South America early in February and cruised through the Straits of Magellan toward Antarctica, a trip of about 400 miles. We tried to remedy our total ignorance a little on the way, and found that the Antarctic is really a large continent (unlike the Arctic, which is all ice and water). On the map Antarctica shaped like a round blob with a little pigtai ... read more
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