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Antarctica - Hannah Point, No More Amazing Place in the World!
Can you tell Hannah Point was my absolute favorite? Hanna Point was our last stop - our 11th adventure and where we found most of our favorite animals, all together in one spot.  Add to that another perfect weather day and my personal introduction to my new...

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Antarctica - Deception Island, a Volcanic Cauldron
Deception Island is one of the safest harbors in Antarctica. The island is the caldera of an active volcano, which caused serious damage to the local scientific stations in 1967 and 1969. The Island previously was the home to a whaling station and is now a ...

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Ushuaia - still on the way to Antarctica!
After a few days in Buenos Aires, we flew from the other airport in Buenos Aires. There are both an international airport and a domestic airport in Buenos Aires. The flight to Ushuaia was another 4 hour flight. Ushuaia is called, fin del mundo (and you know...

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Antarctica - Vernadsky Station
  Vernadsky Station is the Ukrainian research base located on Galindez Island. The base was originally set up by the British  in 1947.  The main hut was built on the sight of an earlier expedition hut that was named after Sir James Wordie, a member of Shack...

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Antarctica - More Penguins, Cormorants, Seals, etc.
So far we had seen Gentoo, Chinstrap Penguins and the lone Emperor Penguin. Finally, we were able to see Adelie  and Macaroni Penguins. Before coming to Antarctica, all Penguins looked alike. Not anymore! They have very distinctive qualities. Adelie Penguin...

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Antarctica - The Amazing and Spontaneous Surprise, the Incredibly Beautiful Lemaire Channel, Petermann Island, Plendeau Bay
  We had been anticipating the beautiful Lemaire Channel, along with the Pleneau Bay. This area is one of the top tourist destinations in Antarctica. There are steep cliffs that hem in the iceberg-filled passage. This passage was originally discovered in 18...

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Antarctica - Port Lockroy Research Center - One of the Few
  Port Lockroy was established in 1944 by the British to report on enemy submarine activity. Ultimately there was none, though they did provide weather reports. The base continued as a scientific base after the war under the auspices of the British Antarcti...

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Antarctica - Beautiful Neko Harbour & Cuverville Island
While we were on the trip, we celebrated Andy's birthday. My brother-in-law, Andy and my sister, Marcia were with us on our trip.  Marcia and Andy live in Fort Wayne, IN, so we don't see them as often as we would like. We had a great time together and can't...

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Antarctica - Spectacular, Incredible, Amazing....
Did you know that icebergs are Spectacular! Incredible! Amazing! Icebergs are not just big hunks of ice, looking to punch a hold in the bottom of your boat! Many times we were surrounded by huge, glistening icebergs! The Corinthian employed a Second Mate wh...
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