This is early to midafternoon at Half Moon Island. At this point snow, sleet and rain are light. But when our time to depart arrived all three were rather heavy. Recall we ascribe to the wimp family and thus observed the landing from our cabin while sipping on a Bloody Mary.
Antarctica January 28th 2023 Arrived at our second continent after a very rough two-day Drake Channel Passage. We are on the highest deck and forward. The entire ship had the rolls but for folks up high that was exaggerated. Items fell off dressers and tables. We hid the computer and camera to save them from harm. Even walking about the ship proved difficult, especially for Bird. Nonetheless we arrived in the South Shetland I ... read more
Antarctica » Antarctica » South Shetland Islands Speculation over the existence of a "southern land" was not confirmed until the early 1820s when British and American commercial operators and British and Russian national expeditions began exploring the Antarctic Peninsula region and other areas sou... ... read more