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Antarctic Cruise<br />M.V Polar Star<br />January 2011<br />
Sunday 16th JanuaryLocation: Ushuaia pier and Beagle ChannelPosition: 540 48.5’ South   0660 17.9’ WestAir temperature: 11...
The ‘Experts’<br />
The ‘Crew’<br />
The  most important man on the boat – the doctor<br />
The observation lounge<br />The cabin<br />Inside the boat<br />The Bridge<br />
Fire Drill and first outing for hat<br />
Leaving the port of Ushuaia, Argentina<br />
Beagle Channel – Gateway to Antarctica<br />
Monday 17th JanuaryLocation: Drake PassagePosition: 570 08.0’ South   0640 38.9’ WestAir temperature: 40CSea state: Slight...
Pintados<br />
Wandering Albatross<br />
Southern Giant Petrel<br />
Southern Giant Petrel<br />
Antarctic Prion<br />
Black-browed Albatross<br />
Tuesday 18th JanuaryLocation: Drake PassagePosition: 600 38.8’ South   0600 54.0’ WestAir temperature: 20CSea state: Rough...
Preparing for first trip tomorrow to ‘pristine’ Antarctic<br />
1st iceberg<br />
1st penguins<br />
Wednesday 19thJanuary (am)Location: Half Moon Island, South ShetlandsPosition: 620 38.9’ South   0600 37.6’ WestAir temper...
Half Moon Bay<br />
First descent from the ship<br />
Half Moon Island – 1st zodiac ride<br />
‘Second outing for the hat’<br />
Chinstrap Penguin colony<br />
Where did everyone go ?<br />
Humpback Whales<br />
Wednesday 19thJanuary (afternoon)Location: Hannah Point, Livingston Island, South ShetlandsPosition: 620 38.9’ South   060...
Fur Seal<br />
Elephant Seals<br />
Gentoo Penguin colony<br />
Macaroni Penguin<br />
Ice ‘carving’ away from glacier<br />
Wednesday 19thJanuary (evening)Location: Deception Island, South ShetlandsPosition: 620 38.9’ South   0600 37.6’ WestAir t...
Narrow entrance to caldera – Deception Island<br />
Thursday 20thJanuary (am)Location: Cuverville Island & Paradise BayPosition: 640 46.9’ South   0620 47.2’ WestAir temperat...
Cuverville Island<br />
Gentoo penguin colony<br />
Thursday 20thJanuary (am)Location: Errera ChannelPosition: 640 46.9’ South   0620 47.2’ WestAir temperature: 40CSea state:...
Thursday 20thJanuary (afternoon)Location: Base Brown (Antarctic Peninsula)Position: 640 46.9’ South   0620 47.2’ WestAir t...
Iceberg erosion from when iceberg was originally other way up<br />
Thursday 20thJanuary (evening)Location: Lemaire ChannelPosition: 640 46.9’ South   0620 47.2’ WestAir temperature: 40CSea ...
Friday 21stJanuary (am)Location: VernadskyStation and Wordie HutPosition: 680 14.4’ South   0640 17.2’ WestAir temperature...
Vernadsky Ukrainian Research Base<br />
Not much research going on!<br />
Wordie House – former British Station last used in the 1950s<br />
Crabeater Seal<br />
Weddell Seal<br />
Friday 21stJanuary (pm)Location: Yalour IslandsPosition: 680 14.4’ South   0640 17.2’ WestAir temperature: 60CSea state: C...
Adelie Penguins – Yalour Islands<br />
‘Pretty maids all in a row’<br />
Leopard Seal<br />
Crabeater Seal<br />
No, you jump first !<br />
Saturday 22ndJanuary (am)Location: Port LockroyPosition: 640 48.6’ South   0630 31.6’ WestAir temperature: 30CSea state: S...
Port Lockroy –  First British base and Britain’s most southerly post office<br />
4 ladies (middle) who run the post office<br />
Minke Whale<br />
Saturday 22ndJanuary (pm)Location: Neko Harbour (Antarctic Peninsula)Position: 640 48.6’ South   0630 31.6’ WestAir temper...
Penguins ‘porpoising’<br />
Sunday 23rd, Monday 24th& Tuesday 25th JanuaryLocation: Southern Drake PassagePosition: 620 32.1’ South   0630 01.3’ WestA...
Storm in the Drake Passage<br />
Must keep birding !<br />
Wednesday 26th JanuaryLocation: UshuaiaWeather: SunnyTemperature: Max 160<br />
Bill Gates yacht comes to meet us!<br />
View from hotel room across Beagle Channel<br />
Argentinian Dragonfly<br />
Dolphin Gull<br />
White-rumped Sandpiper<br />
White-crowned Eleana<br />
Tufted Tit-Tyrant<br />
Thursday 27th JanuaryLocation: Ushuaia – Tierra Del FuegoNational ParkWeather: Broken Cloud and light rainTemperature: Max...
MagellanicWoodpeckers<br />
Patagonian Sierra-finch<br />Southern Caracara<br />
Patagonian Sierra-finch<br />
Patagonian Grey Fox<br />
Friday 28th JanuaryLocation: Ushuaia – Tierra Del FuegoNational ParkWeather: SunnyTemperature: Max 140<br />
Rufous-necked Sparrow<br />Chimango Caracara<br />
Upland Goose<br />
White-Throated Treerunner<br />
Spectacled Ducks<br />
Saturday 29th JanuaryLocation: Ushuaia – Marcial GlacierWeather: Scattered CloudsTemperature: Max 140<br />
Austral House Wren<br />
Long-tailed Meadowlark<br />Ochre-naped Ground-tyrant<br />
Night Heron<br />
Sunday 30th JanuaryLocation: Ushuaia – Andes and Beagle ChannelWeather: Broken Cloud Temperature: Max 160<br />
Paso Garibaldi<br />
Ushuaia housing stock<br />
So where next ?<br />
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  1. 1. Antarctic Cruise<br />M.V Polar Star<br />January 2011<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. Sunday 16th JanuaryLocation: Ushuaia pier and Beagle ChannelPosition: 540 48.5’ South 0660 17.9’ WestAir temperature: 110CSea state: Calm<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5.
  6. 6. The ‘Experts’<br />
  7. 7. The ‘Crew’<br />
  8. 8. The most important man on the boat – the doctor<br />
  9. 9. The observation lounge<br />The cabin<br />Inside the boat<br />The Bridge<br />
  10. 10. Fire Drill and first outing for hat<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Leaving the port of Ushuaia, Argentina<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. Beagle Channel – Gateway to Antarctica<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16.
  17. 17. Monday 17th JanuaryLocation: Drake PassagePosition: 570 08.0’ South 0640 38.9’ WestAir temperature: 40CSea state: SlightWind : 4 knots SSE<br />
  18. 18. Pintados<br />
  19. 19. Wandering Albatross<br />
  20. 20. Southern Giant Petrel<br />
  21. 21. Southern Giant Petrel<br />
  22. 22. Antarctic Prion<br />
  23. 23. Black-browed Albatross<br />
  24. 24. Tuesday 18th JanuaryLocation: Drake PassagePosition: 600 38.8’ South 0600 54.0’ WestAir temperature: 20CSea state: RoughWind : 6 knots SE<br />
  25. 25.
  26. 26. Preparing for first trip tomorrow to ‘pristine’ Antarctic<br />
  27. 27. 1st iceberg<br />
  28. 28.
  29. 29. 1st penguins<br />
  30. 30.
  31. 31. Wednesday 19thJanuary (am)Location: Half Moon Island, South ShetlandsPosition: 620 38.9’ South 0600 37.6’ WestAir temperature: 40CSea state: CalmWind : 2 knots NW<br />
  32. 32. Half Moon Bay<br />
  33. 33. First descent from the ship<br />
  34. 34. Half Moon Island – 1st zodiac ride<br />
  35. 35.
  36. 36. ‘Second outing for the hat’<br />
  37. 37. Chinstrap Penguin colony<br />
  38. 38.
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  40. 40.
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  42. 42.
  43. 43.
  44. 44. Where did everyone go ?<br />
  45. 45.
  46. 46. Humpback Whales<br />
  47. 47.
  48. 48.
  49. 49.
  50. 50. Wednesday 19thJanuary (afternoon)Location: Hannah Point, Livingston Island, South ShetlandsPosition: 620 38.9’ South 0600 37.6’ WestAir temperature: 40CSea state: CalmWind : 2 knots NW<br />
  51. 51.
  52. 52. Fur Seal<br />
  53. 53.
  54. 54. Elephant Seals<br />
  55. 55.
  56. 56. Gentoo Penguin colony<br />
  57. 57.
  58. 58.
  59. 59.
  60. 60.
  61. 61.
  62. 62. Macaroni Penguin<br />
  63. 63. Ice ‘carving’ away from glacier<br />
  64. 64. Wednesday 19thJanuary (evening)Location: Deception Island, South ShetlandsPosition: 620 38.9’ South 0600 37.6’ WestAir temperature: 40CSea state: CalmWind : 2 knots NW<br />
  65. 65. Narrow entrance to caldera – Deception Island<br />
  66. 66.
  67. 67. Thursday 20thJanuary (am)Location: Cuverville Island & Paradise BayPosition: 640 46.9’ South 0620 47.2’ WestAir temperature: 40CSea state: CalmWind : 1 knot NW<br />
  68. 68.
  69. 69. Cuverville Island<br />
  70. 70.
  71. 71.
  72. 72. Gentoo penguin colony<br />
  73. 73.
  74. 74.
  75. 75.
  76. 76. Thursday 20thJanuary (am)Location: Errera ChannelPosition: 640 46.9’ South 0620 47.2’ WestAir temperature: 40CSea state: CalmWind : 1 knot NW<br />
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  78. 78.
  79. 79.
  80. 80. Thursday 20thJanuary (afternoon)Location: Base Brown (Antarctic Peninsula)Position: 640 46.9’ South 0620 47.2’ WestAir temperature: 40CSea state: CalmWind : 1 knot NW<br />
  81. 81.
  82. 82.
  83. 83.
  84. 84. Iceberg erosion from when iceberg was originally other way up<br />
  85. 85.
  86. 86. Thursday 20thJanuary (evening)Location: Lemaire ChannelPosition: 640 46.9’ South 0620 47.2’ WestAir temperature: 40CSea state: CalmWind : 1 knot NW<br />
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  92. 92.
  93. 93.
  94. 94.
  95. 95. Friday 21stJanuary (am)Location: VernadskyStation and Wordie HutPosition: 680 14.4’ South 0640 17.2’ WestAir temperature: 60CSea state: CalmWind : 2 knots E<br />
  96. 96. Vernadsky Ukrainian Research Base<br />
  97. 97. Not much research going on!<br />
  98. 98. Wordie House – former British Station last used in the 1950s<br />
  99. 99.
  100. 100. Crabeater Seal<br />
  101. 101. Weddell Seal<br />
  102. 102. Friday 21stJanuary (pm)Location: Yalour IslandsPosition: 680 14.4’ South 0640 17.2’ WestAir temperature: 60CSea state: CalmWind : 2 knots E<br />
  103. 103.
  104. 104. Adelie Penguins – Yalour Islands<br />
  105. 105.
  106. 106. ‘Pretty maids all in a row’<br />
  107. 107.
  108. 108.
  109. 109. Leopard Seal<br />
  110. 110.
  111. 111. Crabeater Seal<br />
  112. 112.
  113. 113.
  114. 114.
  115. 115.
  116. 116.
  117. 117.
  118. 118.
  119. 119.
  120. 120.
  121. 121. No, you jump first !<br />
  122. 122. Saturday 22ndJanuary (am)Location: Port LockroyPosition: 640 48.6’ South 0630 31.6’ WestAir temperature: 30CSea state: SlightWind : 8 knots ENE<br />
  123. 123.
  124. 124. Port Lockroy – First British base and Britain’s most southerly post office<br />
  125. 125.
  126. 126.
  127. 127. 4 ladies (middle) who run the post office<br />
  128. 128. Minke Whale<br />
  129. 129. Saturday 22ndJanuary (pm)Location: Neko Harbour (Antarctic Peninsula)Position: 640 48.6’ South 0630 31.6’ WestAir temperature: 30CSea state: SlightWind : 8 knots ENE<br />
  130. 130.
  131. 131. Penguins ‘porpoising’<br />
  132. 132. Sunday 23rd, Monday 24th& Tuesday 25th JanuaryLocation: Southern Drake PassagePosition: 620 32.1’ South 0630 01.3’ WestAir temperature: 20CSea state: HighWind : 8 knots WNW<br />
  133. 133. Storm in the Drake Passage<br />
  134. 134.
  135. 135.
  136. 136. Must keep birding !<br />
  137. 137. Wednesday 26th JanuaryLocation: UshuaiaWeather: SunnyTemperature: Max 160<br />
  138. 138.
  139. 139. Bill Gates yacht comes to meet us!<br />
  140. 140.
  141. 141. View from hotel room across Beagle Channel<br />
  142. 142.
  143. 143. Argentinian Dragonfly<br />
  144. 144. Dolphin Gull<br />
  145. 145. White-rumped Sandpiper<br />
  146. 146. White-crowned Eleana<br />
  147. 147. Tufted Tit-Tyrant<br />
  148. 148.
  149. 149. Thursday 27th JanuaryLocation: Ushuaia – Tierra Del FuegoNational ParkWeather: Broken Cloud and light rainTemperature: Max 90<br />
  150. 150.
  151. 151.
  152. 152.
  153. 153.
  154. 154. MagellanicWoodpeckers<br />
  155. 155. Patagonian Sierra-finch<br />Southern Caracara<br />
  156. 156. Patagonian Sierra-finch<br />
  157. 157. Patagonian Grey Fox<br />
  158. 158. Friday 28th JanuaryLocation: Ushuaia – Tierra Del FuegoNational ParkWeather: SunnyTemperature: Max 140<br />
  159. 159.
  160. 160.
  161. 161.
  162. 162.
  163. 163. Rufous-necked Sparrow<br />Chimango Caracara<br />
  164. 164. Upland Goose<br />
  165. 165. White-Throated Treerunner<br />
  166. 166. Spectacled Ducks<br />
  167. 167. Saturday 29th JanuaryLocation: Ushuaia – Marcial GlacierWeather: Scattered CloudsTemperature: Max 140<br />
  168. 168.
  169. 169.
  170. 170.
  171. 171.
  172. 172.
  173. 173.
  174. 174.
  175. 175. Austral House Wren<br />
  176. 176. Long-tailed Meadowlark<br />Ochre-naped Ground-tyrant<br />
  177. 177. Night Heron<br />
  178. 178.
  179. 179.
  180. 180. Sunday 30th JanuaryLocation: Ushuaia – Andes and Beagle ChannelWeather: Broken Cloud Temperature: Max 160<br />
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  184. 184. Paso Garibaldi<br />
  185. 185.
  186. 186.
  187. 187.
  188. 188. Ushuaia housing stock<br />
  189. 189.
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  192. 192.
  193. 193.
  194. 194. So where next ?<br />

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