Antarctic Trip Part-8

After those amazing views we had party in the boat, in the pool. We were very lucky the weather was the real protagonist to permit us having a really nice cultural events outside and most of our landings.

Tina and other people, well all of us we just were enjoying the German party with  german beer and Bratwurts!!!! ahahhahahahha <3.

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Here is Barbara and Christian Rating one of the good Photographers that were on the boat.

 

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We were crossing the Paradise Bay to get to Neko Harbor, I still cannot believe what my eyes are seeing, I am not tired to see that beautiful gift I had every single day again and again.

 

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Neko Harbor is situated on the Eastern end of the  beautiful glacier trimmed Andvord  Bay. It was discovered by Gerlache during his Belgic Expedition. The place was named after the Neko, a Whalining ship, which often stayed in the Bay during 1911-12 and 1923-24.

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Michael Poliza again making photos to this magical Bay.

 

 

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Another super beautiful  baby Gentoo ❤ , when I see them  I forget they  smell 500 meters distance !! ahahhhahahaahha :-). Image

 

Port Lockroy, 7:00 a.m. Is a natural harbor first discovered by Charcot’s French Antarctic Expedition of 1903-05. It was the first Brithish station in Antarctica, referred to as a Base. The station was occupied continuously  until 1962 and intermittently  thereafter. After years of deterioration the huts have been refurbished with the support of the British Antarctic Heritage Trust and they open annually as a mini museum and gift shop where you can buy souvenirs and mail post cards from there as well.

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I love the old fashion magazines …<3. There were many of them. When we were there it were 4 women living and working in Port Lockroy from different nationalities, they spend 6 month a year there. Last season it was 4 men.  They are doing it like this…4 women- 4 men-4 women – 4 men. It could be a different way to make a retread  in hard conditions I have to say instead to be in a Buddhist retreat center warm and comfort enough that you can find in Spain for example.  But who knows could be a different experience in your life.

 

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That was the little and quite museum…with the Quaker oats included. I still eat those ones some times…

 

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Gentoo penguins around the huts.

 

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We passed trough Lemaire-Channel is a narrow passage between the Antarctic Continent and Booth Island was named in 1898 during the Belgic Expedition by Adrien de Gerlache, after the Belgian Governeur in Kongo-Charles Lemaire.

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The light was mystic and beautiful in Lemaire Channel short but intense…

 

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We arrived to Petermann-Island only 10 km from the southern entrance of Lemaire Channel lies Petermann Island. Is aprox. 2 km long and 700m wide. Eduard Dallmann first charted the island and named it after a prominent German geologist August Petermann (1822-1874). In the island you can find Gentoo Penguins, Adelies and blue eyed cormorants breeding.

 

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The weather changes super fast and light also looks they are different day but is the same day half an hour after.

 

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There were some Adelie penguins also amazing!!!

Besides the Emperor penguin, the Adelie is the only penguin species to also  breed on the Antarctic continent. It forms clones which can be very large, for instance on Ross Island or Paulet Island. They predominantly feature the colors black and withe. they have a distinctive white ring around the eye. I thought it was a kind of ice blue but they say is withe… The worldwide population amounts to aprox. 20 millions animals. Number of eggs 2 and both parents incubate and take care of the young and after 2-3 weeks, they assemble the chicks in large groups, creches in which they are less exposed to danger than they would be alone in their nests. Like this both parents can head out in searching food.

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Views form Petermann Island…

 

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Photos by Dona GB.

 

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