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Antarctica and the Falkland Islands aboard MS Midnatsol - January 2017

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    • Seagull
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      PHoto 4 ...my favourite iceberg! Feel I could stroke that lovely curvy bit.

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      What evocative photos!! My favourite beasties were the Cape Petrels gliding about with their delightfully spotted wings. Did you go to Cuverville where the entire beach is pink from the penguins' effort to put some color into the black and white???

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      • #49
        Yes, Cuverville the next day, pictures coming soon!

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        • #50
          From Wilhelmina Bay it was a slow journey through the drift ice making our way to Neko Bay. This was the only landing actually on the continent of Antarctica.









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          • #51
            Landing at Neko Bay, the mainland of Antarctica.







            Penguin Highways


            ...Human Highways



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              'Happy Feet'








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              • #53
                One last cruise around the icebergs...










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                • #54
                  Brochure worth pictures like 53/4!! Such a wonderful report. Thank you for sharing!
                  Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                  • #55
                    The next morning we headed to Couverville Island.










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                      A surprise encounter with a humpback whale on the way back to the ship


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                      • #57
                        After lunch we passed a very familiar ship.....




                        ...and made our way into the Neymayer Channel




                        and reached Port Lockroy. Unfortunately we were unable to land as there were more than 300 passengers on board but instead the girls came on board Midnatsol and gave a presentation and sold their souvenirs.


                        Last edited by Linray; September 5th, 2017, 19:09.

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                        • Linray
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                          For those that aren't familiar with it Port Lockroy is home to the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and among other things man the Post Office and frank thousands of postcards each year!

                      • #58
                        The most spectacular part of the day was still to come as we sailed into the Lemaire Channel. Due to the ice was could only go part way but passed the 65 degree south latitude before turning around to sail out again.










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                          'Le Lyrial' lying at anchor



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                          • ombugge
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                            Seconded Tommi!!

                          • PoloUK
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                            Thirded. All the photos in this thread are stunning, but those sunset ones are really special.

                          • Linray
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                            Thank you all for your comments. We left Port Lockroy under rather leaden skies and yet were promised a stunning sunset. That looked most unlikely until we suddenly turned into the Lemaire Channel and saw the sun setting between the mountains!
                            Last edited by Linray; September 9th, 2017, 23:59.

                        • #60
                          Absolutely unique and amazingly beautiful pictures of the sunset with such surroundings.
                          It can not be more beautiful than this.
                          Well done, Linray
                          Best wishes from
                          Bengt Domben

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