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    LINDBLAD Expedition, ex Ushuaia!!

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    An old school chum of mine is currently waaay down under, in Patagonia!

    William T. just got back from his once-in-a-lifetime Antarctica cruise
    on a Lindblad ship! (see photo below) -National Geographic Explorer




    Here are three of his shots! -just received!



    All the little dark bits...are hundreds and hundreds of Penguins!!




    A pair of Orca's -heading straight towards ME?
    What did I do??



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    For more on Ushuaia, where this Lindblad cruise started
    please go to URL..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ushuaia

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    Last edited by Aplmac, Barbados; 3rd February 2010, 02:19 PM.
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    I did a similar trip in 1990 starting in Rio,Montevidao. Falklands, Ushuia,(pategonia desert) spent a memorable night in the Megellan straits,Chiile then began the retirn journey to Dep at Buenas Aries (tricky spelling) the flew on to Capetown SA to see friends.One of the best trips ever never dull and always exciting in particular the Penguins and the ice flows and no Ice bergs are noy altogether white.

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      #3
      Antarctica

      I was very fortunate to go here last year for our 35th wedding anniversary. It was more than amazing the icebergs are HUGE. The change in the colour of the sea. The wildlife was abundant we saw whales penguins and beautiful birds following the ship early in the morning,and it was cold but nice

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        #4
        A friend wrote..

        ..reminiscing about his recent Antarctica cruise:


        " It was a once in a life experience .
        Not cheap but at this stage of our lives , you might as well spend the money wisely ...
        Of course when you tell people you went to the Antarctic ,
        some say .. oh yes I went.... or my brother went on a Cruise to Alaska .
        While I know that trip is beautiful , this was a unique and different trip .

        We went to unscheduled stops on passages that are in uncharted waters .
        The routes / depths of water etc are held very secretively by Nat Geographic / Lindbladd .
        We went as far South as 67 degrees which the ship normally does not go
        -but the ice was breaking up!

        They actually lost a ship down there in 2005, when they hit something while in an uncharted area .
        People were in the life boats for 20 hours until rescued by a ship from Argentina !
        So we really took careful notice of the Life boats drills !! ;)

        We had full access to their Bridge 24 hrs a day
        and the German captain is supposed to be one of the most experienced Antarctica captains .

        There were 140 passengers ... mostly in our age group .
        Some wealthy , some not so wealthy but had saved up for years to do it ,
        some single ... lost their spouse and wanted to do something special .
        All totally excited .

        There were 12 expedition leaders and about 12 scientists including 3 divers .
        The intercom would go off in our room any time from 5.30 am to 10 pm
        to say that they had just spotted something or the other and we should come up on deck
        or that the Captain decided that he would stop in the area for us to get off on Zodiacs
        to see more closely what was sighted .
        Awesome

        I have a DVD they made of our trip .. they do one for each trip .. very professionally done .
        I will lend it to you but must get it back ....
        All the best "

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          Originally posted by Aplmac, Barbados View Post
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          An old school chum of mine is currently waaay down under, in Patagonia!

          William T. just got back from his once-in-a-lifetime Antarctica cruise
          on a Lindblad ship! (see photo below) -National Geographic Explorer




          Here are three of his shots! -just received!



          All the little dark bits...are hundreds and hundreds of Penguins!!




          A pair of Orca's -heading straight towards ME?
          What did I do??



          _____________________________________________
          For more on Ushuaia, where this Lindblad cruise started
          please go to URL..
          Ushuaia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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          Aplmac thanks for sharing your chum's experience of Antarctica. It's something many of us would never be able to do, which makes it really special . Wonderful photos too !

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            #6
            NG Explorer!

            -and here's what the cruise card looks like..



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