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February 16th 2016
Published: March 16th 2016
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This morning we woke to unanticipated rough seas and high winds. The Captain advised that we would not be going out in the Zodiacs but had scheduled some lectures instead while they sailed for calmer waters.

Some 10 minutes later everything changed. We had sailed into an ice shelf and all around the boat all we could see was ice. They lowered the gangway on to the ice and the expedition crew set out to put red flags out to mark where it was safe to walk. We could not get off yet though as they hadn't finished setting up the champagne bar complete with a large tray of macarons.

After getting off the boat we walked around taking photos of penguins and seals while sipping our champagne.

A blissful way to spend the morning and completely unexpected.

In the afternoon we had our first zodiac cruise looking at the very impressive ice arches.

A fabulous day.

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