NEKO HARBOUR AND ERRERA CHANNEL, ANTARCTICA

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  • I was here the afternoon of December 28, 2007 for about 4 hours.
  • My score: 4/5.

Leaving Cuverville Island behind we continue towards Neko Harbour, the first stop of the trip on the continent as such, Continue reading “NEKO HARBOUR AND ERRERA CHANNEL, ANTARCTICA”

CUVERVILLE ISLAND, ANTARCTICA

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  • I was here: approximately 3 hours during the morning of the fourth day of the cruise, on December 28, 2007.
  • My score: 4/5.

We leave the South Shetland Islands behind to continue in the southwest direction and approach the Antarctic Peninsula, Continue reading “CUVERVILLE ISLAND, ANTARCTICA”

HALF MOON ISLAND, ANTARCTICA

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  • I was here: about 1 hour during the morning of the third day of the cruise, 12/27/2007.
  • My score: 3/5.

South Shetland Islands archipelago is the northernmost region of Antarctica, about 120 km north of the continental shelf. There are 11 main islands and at least 20 smaller ones.
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DECEPTION ISLAND, ANTARCTICA

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  • I was here 3 hours the afternoon of December 27, 2007; and an hour and a half the afternoon of December 31, 2007.

  • My score: 4/5.

And because of what I wrote about the Drake Pass at Christmas, why not write about another one of those remote places, in fact the most remote, where I have ever spent New Year’s Eve? This island is one of the most famous places and a mandatory stop for all Antarctic cruises.

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Iceland

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In 2008 I met the first person who had been in Iceland. Scandinavian countries were well known, with their capitals populated by low buildings painted in bright colors and their churches with towers ending in sharp peaks, Lapland plains full of snow and reindeer where Santa Claus lives and the imposing panoramas of Norwegian fjords, traveled by countless cruises in the summer months. But the country whose name means “the land of ice” was a complete stranger. Continue reading “Iceland”