Thursday, January 29, 2009

6 Days of Antarctic Cruising

Neumeyer_Blue SkyWe left the land of Stanley on The Falklands on Wednesday and didn't touch land again till the following Wednesday when we arrived at Ushuaia, Argentina whose byline is "Fin del Mundo", The End of the World; it is, indeed, the southern most city in the world.

Sea days are surprisingly easy to fill with at least 2 lectures daily by scientists who have spent years on the frozen continent; hours on deck spotting ice bergs, penguins, seals, whales, and Antarctic birds; personal reading and writing; daily excursions to the fitness center; leisurely meals with 4-6 people from elsewhere in the world; and quite passable evening entertainment.

Neumeyer_Gerlache Strait

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