On January 2, The World set sail again for icy Antarctica. The crossing this time was rough but not to the point of sea sickness. Once here, the sunshine parade continues. Here is a photo gallery thus far.
Afternoon January 4 - Deception Island - As with the previous trip, our first stop was the caldera known as Deception Island. This time, we had glorious sunshine.
palagonite boulders buried in black scoria (cinders).
January 5 - The Iceberg "Graveyard" at Cuverville Island
We did not land at Cuverville Island this time but rather took folks on a Zodiac cruise. This is the perfect place for icebergs. The nearby glaciers have widely spaced crevasse, meaning that when the ice arrives at the shoreline, it is quite large and chunky, Then the floating icebergs become grounded in the shallow water where they meet a watery death in the a place known as the Iceberg Graveyard. What a p;lace for Zodiac cruising!
January 6, Pleneau Island
Morning January 7, Lemaire Channel Antarctica
A hidden valley back o' beyond.
Afternoon January 7, Port Lockroy Antarctica
Self portrait running a Zodiac. I've been driving on most landings but also stationed ashore for interpretation when needed.
That is Mt. Française on the right at about 9,300 feet above sea level. It looks like one could ascend it in a day but it is too Grand Canyon's high, full of ice and crevasse and snow. Steep too. This place is huge and inaccessible. I love it. Missing my girl but I love this place! I hope these blue skies will brighten the spirits of my Northern Arizona comrades!