Mikkelsen Harbour and Cierva Cove December 19th 2012 Wednesday December 19, 2012
Mikkelsen Harbour and Cierva Cove
We make it through the Drake Passage and are now in the South Shetland Islands.
Francine is now vertical.
The excitement to finally get onto land is overwhelming. We all hurry down to the zodiac boarding area to take the short ride to the island. We are going to see the penguins up close and personal. W ... 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
WE ARE 2 TRAVELERS WHO MET IN 2005 IN SCOTLAND. WE HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME WE DECIDED TO TAKE ON SOUTH AMERICA AND THE INCA TRAIL IN 2007. WE DECIDED THAT OUR NEXT ADVENTURE IN 2009 WOULD BE A TRIP OF A LIFETIME. AND THAT TRIP TOOK US FROM MOROCCO TO POLAND. THEN IN 2011 SYDNEY AUSTRALIA TO PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR A HIKE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS AUSSIE MEN DURING WWII, THE KOKODA TRACK. THEN CHRISTMAS 2012 WE FOUND OURSELVES IN ARGENTINA AND ANTARCTICA. IT PROVED TO BE AN EPIC JOURNEY. THEN IN 2014 WE WERE BACK ON THE ROAD FOR ANOTHER THRILLING ADVENTURE, A WONDROUS JOURNEY... full info