The Los Nires Hotel included a typical European breakfast buffet with eggs, bacon, fruit, pastries, and cereal. Lynn and I met for breakfast at 7:30 because our bird guide was scheduled for 8AM.
Travel to Argentina was the typical airline experience in these days of cutbacks. Steve picked me up at 5:30 AM to bring me to his house to meet his friend, who drove us to the Portland airport fo
In Fall 2009, I traveled to Antarctica with Lynn Cross and Steve McBurnett.
(This guest post is from Sharon - our Client Services guru - who is traveling on the Polar Star on a Antarctica Circle trip from Feb 4 - 15, 2010.)
(This guest post is from Sharon - our Client Services guru - who traveled on the Polar Star on a Antarctica Circle trip from Feb 4 - 15, 2010.)
One of our clients, Ruth Wise, just returned from a great trip on the Polar Star. She penned this wonderful poem to celebrate her journey and allowed us to share it with you.
Spent the night anchored in the calm Fortuna Bay gently rocking. Slept great. My Scop patch fell off yesterday and I have not put another one on yet. My skin is a little tender where the patch w
Finally after 2 & ½ sea days, we reached South Georgia. The Zodiacs can not land in high winds or big surf, so we hoped for calm weather. We got the calm weather and thick fog that turned to
During dinner we were rolling so much that the view out the window shifted from looking straight down at the water to staring up in the sky. It looked like we were about to roll over in the big wa
Stanley is a tourist town with a nice dock providing a dry landing. The streets close to the dock are lined with souvenir shops and restaurants. I mainly photographed interesting buildings. The
West Point has a large mixed colony of Rock Hopper Penguins and Black Browed Albatross. They nest side by side on mounds that they build 6 to 12 inches above the surrounding ground. I watched an
Birds constantly fly around the ship. The aft deck is the best for viewing birds and the bow is best for viewing marine mammals, who like to bow ride the wake created by the ship. Black Browed Al
Ushuaia is a combination cruise ship port, tourist hub, and Antarctic adventure gateway. Many cruise lines offer trips between Argentina and Chile through the Straits of Magellan with a stop in Us