New Years Eve – Antarctica

01 Jan

To say today was incredible is both a cliche and an understatement.
Late last night as we approached the peninsula the sea glassed off – no winds and glassy still water. Waking up this morning as we approached Georges point was simply stunning. Again we had no wind – the seas were calm and the sky was blue.
We had 2 trip ashore today to do some basic mountaineering – which essentially involves avoid some serous crevassed terrain and climbing some easy peaks and high point to gain view points.
The first in the morning was Georges Point and in the afternoon was Kerr Point – Georges point had more interesting crevassed terrain and a simple little climb whilst Kerr point allowed us to gain a high point and do a bit of silence time – its not often that you get to experience a location with absolutely NO human generated sounds – whilst being able to hear Humpback whales blowing, glaciers crashing into the ocean and the waves washing upon the shore.
It was an amazing place to reflect a bit on 2016 with the added bomus of seal – whales and ORCAS 🙂
Tomorrow we are off to Port Lockroy and Damouy Island.
Here a few of the images (again low resolution) from today.
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