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S.Georgia: Salisbury Plains & Prion Island

Wandering Cort #9 - S.Georgia: Salisbury Plains & Prion Island

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

Falklands to South Georgia

Wandering Cort #8 - Falklands to South Georgia

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

Port Stanley

Wandering Cort #7 - Stanley, Falkland Islands

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

Falkland Islands: West Point & Saunders Island

Wandering Cort #6 - Falkland Islands: West Point & Saunders Island

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

Enroute to Falklands

Wandering Cort #5 - Enroute to Falklands

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

Embarkation Day - On to Antarctica!

Wandering Cort #4 - Embarkation Day - On to Antarctica!

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

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