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2001-Present > Antarctica

The Falkland Islands | Penguins | Clothing and Weather | Icebergs | Shore Excursions | Rules of Behavior | Crossing Drake Passage | Looking Back

Antarctica, December, 2001

Aboard ship
Aboard ship with tabular icebergs

Antarctica: remote, inhospitable and alluring.

I didn’t want to spend a winter in a stone hut eating boot leather and penguins, as stranded whalers had to do, or slogging over chunky ice pulling a boat full of supplies, like the Shackelton expedition, but I did want to walk where they walked and see what they saw.

These are my impressions.

Whaler's Winter Hut