Penguincation Part 3

Posted by Pat on August 12, 2011 in Travel |

Summer Solstice and the southernmost point of our trip at 63˚23’ S & 57˚00’ W. It’s a day of thick fog as we crawl through seas amid icebergs to our first landing at Brown Bluff on the Antarctic Continent. Like ghost ships, bergs and bits are obscured by fog. Our second landing is at Argentina’s […]

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Penguincation Part 2

Posted by Pat on August 9, 2011 in Travel |

Grytviken is the capital of South Georgia. In its Whalers’ Cemetery is Sir Ernest Shackleton, who died here in 1922 and was buried on a hill facing South, the direction that dominated his entire adult life. We gather for a champagne toast to this explorer extraordinaire. Having read several books on Shackleton, and his unfortunate […]

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Penguincation Part 1

Posted by Pat on August 6, 2011 in Travel |

I’ve become a fan of This Week in Travel and Amateur Traveler podcasts. The podcasts are interesting; informative; and peopled with knowledgeable, fun, and sometimes irreverent personalities. Just my kind of listening enjoyment. One of their recent podcasts conjured up memories of penguins and the Antarctic. I thought I would steal their idea and name this […]

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