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Oceans and Seas » Southern » Scotia Sea March 17th 2012

Heyyyy guys, Just lettin ya know, I've switched over to blogspot or whatever it's called, despite the fact it involved creating a google account. But anyway! I'll be updating that a lot more frequently than this one. Probably. You can find it at happy perusing! xxxxxxxx... read more

Oceans and Seas » Southern » Scotia Sea January 18th 2010

We are back out in the open ocean again crossing the Scotia Sea from South Georgia to Paulet Island, Antaractica - hopefully we'll be there in 2 days but that depends on pack ice conditions in the Weddell Sea. Luckily the post-storm swells are calming down and soon we have mirror smooth seas. The ship is surrounded by the now familiar albatrosses and petrels and we have a few new comers including southern fulmars, blue petrels and pure white snow petrels. Some of the new species are so exciting that we get a 06:30 wake up call for Kerguelen petrels one day followed by a 04:30 wake up call for Antarctic petrels the next day - remember we are on a ship full of bird watchers! On most trips 2 or 3 Antarctic petrels would be ... read more
our 1st iceberg
beautiful swirling blue patterns
penguins sliding down the side of the iceberg

Oceans and Seas » Southern » Scotia Sea December 31st 2009

The crew of the Orvolva put on a Russian New Year's Celebration and later that night there was a costume party...... read more
Russian Girl
Great Costume

Oceans and Seas » Southern » Scotia Sea December 25th 2009

Few days of a Force 9 Gale on the way from the Falklands to South Georgia. Seas are vary large, 18 to 24ft waves. The Chrismas Tree was toppled... We ae postponing the celebration till calmer weather ... read more

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