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Petermann Island Penguins

Stunning views as always on Petermann Island
The Year of the Goat (春節)

February 23rd 2015
Hi to all of our loyal blog followers. It's always great to learn new words and phrases in different languages and with an all Chinese charter, learning was inevitable! My counting in Mandarin has greatly improved for example. Prior to the trip I could quite confidently count to nothing in Mandarin, now I can count to six... I can even say 'once, twice, sold'.. Eetze, artze, maila! Please and tha ... read more
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 Flag 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
24th February 2015

Fab photos and adventures as usual!
So, this new year, you were a dragon--better than in a pink outfit I seem to remember you wearing for some party--oh, the sacrifices of a perfect polar life! Good for you for learning some Chinese--you may be taking more of these charters in the future (and only one time zone in that huge country?!!!). Curious that you're now learning the language of the sea. I used to sail a lot and got to reading it pretty well, but perhaps you know more of the mechanical workings of the ship or some cold weather science. What do you do? I loved hikes around Ushuaia--curious to see what you come up with!

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