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4th February 2019
Salisbury Plain

That is unbelievable
2,000 ? 5,000? unknown.
4th February 2019
Salisbury Plain

60,000
About 60,000 king penguins in the Salisbury Plain population... A place that defies reality!
4th February 2019

Name calling
Who knew you were out there being mean and calling them names. Although sense they responded appropriately they must not have been offended. I'll bring some dramamine. So many penguins so little time.
4th February 2019

Name Calling
I have been known to pick on penguins too! Sometimes they just aren't the cute innocents that they appear to be! There are some seriously mean penguins out there.
3rd February 2019

Pingu
All those penguins and seals. Just amazing and unimaginable. Wonderful to see.
3rd February 2019

Pingu
A wonder indeed! A modern day Jurassic Park!
20th January 2019

Antarctica
I can visualize the march of the penguins. Love the idea of being among the whales in the zodiac.
21st January 2019

Antarctica
The whales were amazing. A very rare treat for orca to engage in us. They were on a mission to south that was for sure - it was tough keeping up with them.
20th January 2019
Flander's Bay

Stunning beauty abounds
This is spectacular. You've seen some amazing places in your life.
21st January 2019
Flander's Bay

Stunning beauty abounds
Flandres Bay at its best. It has been a very heavy ice year. many of the southern routes are still blocked.
9th January 2019

Learning to be in the moment
I'm guilty.... I take far too many pictures but it makes me happy. On our last trip I was far better at eyes open, camera down but we still took hundreds.. ah, thousands. Oh well. Not a bad vice all in all. Eagerly waiting to see the Ocean Endeavor!... and embrace each moment.
9th January 2019

Learning to be in the moment
I take a lot of pics too... Especially on this past voyage - the Epic Antarctic. I am curious to know if this blog was sent to your email? It appears that the last two blogs did not get sent to our subscribers?
9th January 2019

Harsh terrain... an adventure
Past history of strife and Argentinian aggression. Every territory has a story to tell. I'm thrilled that you got to take a trip inland. Marvelous. Next year we hope to have adventures with you. The albatross is a dramatic creature... and always bigger than I am expecting. Nature at its finest.
9th January 2019

Harsh Terrain
Good times are to be had on OEN that's for sure. The trip inland was a highlight for me, the one thing that ship-based expeditions rarely touch is an interior.
9th January 2019

The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner
I know nothing of albatrosses other than in the poem and they are big. In the poem they were a sign of foreboding as I recall. The Falkland War I know from the diagrams daily of the column of warships as they sailed south from UK to ultimate sthn Atlantic conflict. Then there is the hostility between Chileans and Argentinians that endures today as the Chileans backed the British. Denise wants us to visit the Falklands as they sound wild and remote. Maybe an albatross will hover above us if we do so...as a greeting or a warning like in the poem...I do not know!
9th January 2019

The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner
Ah yes, Coleridge's epic poem about the albatross. I love the poem - I love the dark, grim, death components - a truly bleak yet beautiful literary piece. You'd love the Falklands. I am curious Dave - it appeared that this blog did not get sent to our subscribers? The last blog also did not get sent when it was published? Did you get a notification in you email inbox by any chance?
23rd December 2018
The Creature.

The Creature
I've lately been wandering the bush behind our home and finding wasps, spiders, bees...even a hornet killing a giant spider and dragging it to its lair. The myriad of creatures that inhabit our planet is awesome and so many one may see heaps of times or only see once. Your creature may be a throwback from eons past or one that simply fell exhausted and could not last. If you find out what it is please let me know. It is intriguing. It is not an insect such as a cockroach as yours has 8 or ten legs and is segmented. It also does not appear to have wings so it presumably was not flying over the ice looking for repast Mmmm. A rare find maybe!
23rd December 2018
The Creature.

The Creature
It is currently known only as 'Creature'. A few of us are still trying to find out its true identity. Some contemporary of the trilobite perhaps?
23rd December 2018

When ten is all there is
I could not disagree with Bob more. I take lots of pics so I can relive the myriad of memories...more! Many shots turn out crap so it is those that turn out good that allows the music to soar and the refrains remain. I have an excellent sometimes photographic memory but I'm amazed how a myriad of pics brings back images and flashes lost in the subterranean caverns of my brain. I love the paradise lost surprises that these abundant pics can bring. Yet I do empathise with the discipline you must have undergone to only take only one pic per day Dave...the whelms of emotion that must come when you view these 10 shots...special for their posterity...yet time for reflection of what you may have missed...or over time forgot.
23rd December 2018

When ten is all there is.
I love taking pictures! I have tens of thousands from these regions - I tried so hard to keep the camera tucked away. I have broken my rules now though - I now have memroy cards working overtime as my passion takes over my feeble willpower. I document all of voyages and cherish them all. Thanks for following along.
21st December 2018

A wonderful collection of pictures!!!
I wish more bloggers would do the same...just take the most important pictures so that you can use your eyes and memory for everything else. Having grown up in the pre-digital age where every photo cost a lot of money for film and processing, I've always limited my pictures as if they still cost a lot. While they don't cost a lot now, what I've learned that capturing my images of travels is not dependent on the camera but on my eyes and mind.
22nd December 2018

A wonderful Collection of pictures
I love putting the camera away - I am also a big fan of binoculars - always scanning distant horizons at sea. Thanks for reading along.
21st October 2018

Great blog polar explorers!
I always find that part of the world super fascinating. Love the pictures. Even the gross carcassy ones.
From Blog: The West Coast.
22nd October 2018

Carcassy Grossness
Carcasses are awesome. I am very fond of carnage. Glad to see you following along! Thanks. D
From Blog: The West Coast.

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