Heading North

Today we spent a relaxed day with a morning landing and cruise at Port Lockroy were the passengers indulged in some Antarctic shopping before cruising amidst beautiful icebergs against a backdrop of surging glaciers. The sun just peeked through the looming grey clouds to brush the mountain-tops with colour and the wind paused to catch its breath leaving the ocean like a mirror. In a way this is time to say goodbye to Antarctica as tomorrow we leave the continent and head for the South Shetland Islands just to the north of the Antarctic Peninsula. I have a feeling that the drake will not be kind to us on our last crossing but for now I feel that Antarctica has sent me a final pleasant farewell and has sent a welcome note for two in the blue. Next time I see these towering mountains it will be from the deck of Widdershins with Leonie.

 

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One Response to Heading North

  1. Dave & Sharman says:

    This site and your blogs have been awesome and have been a daily feature around the breakfast table as we pass around the IPad to see the latest posting. We look forward to the next adventure and hope to see some postings from Leonie in due course. The trout in the dam are being harvested now…one a week for the BBQ….the average catch has been 41cm and 681 grams…perfect.

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