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Wandering Cort #3 - Tierra del Fuego National Park and Ushuaia

Wandering Cort #3 - Tierra del Fuego National Park and Ushuaia

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.

Wandering Cort #2 - Getting to Argentina

Wandering Cort #2 - Getting to Argentina

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

Wandering Cort #1 - Introduction

Wandering Cort #1 - Introduction

In Fall 2009, I traveled to Antarctica with Lynn Cross and Steve McBurnett.

Sharon's Travel Log #1 - Antarctica Drake Passage Crossing

Sharon's Travel Log #1 - Antarctica Drake Passage Crossing

(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.)

Sharon's Travel Log #2 - Hard to top the epic Wildlife of yesterday

Sharon's Travel Log #2 - Hard to top the epic Wildlife of yesterday

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.)

Sharon's Travel Log #3 - Antarctic Peninsula – Another GREAT day!

Sharon's Travel Log #3 - Antarctic Peninsula – Another GREAT day!

(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.)

Sharon's Travel Log #4 - THE Polar Plunge – Hot and Cold

Sharon's Travel Log #4 - THE Polar Plunge – Hot and Cold

(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.)

Sharon's Travel Log #5 - Conclusion – Knitting, Auctions and Albatross

Sharon's Travel Log #5 - Conclusion – Knitting, Auctions and Albatross

(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.)

Antarctica the Beautiful - A poem by Ruth Wise

Antarctica the Beautiful - A poem by Ruth Wise

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.

Wandering Cort #10 - Fortuna Bay on South Georgia Island

Wandering Cort #10 - Fortuna Bay on South Georgia Island

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

Wandering Cort #9 - 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

Wandering Cort #8 - 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

Wandering Cort #7 - Stanley, Falkland Islands

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

Wandering Cort #6 - 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

Wandering Cort #5 - 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

Wandering Cort #4 - 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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