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Polartec fleece, long johns, parka, woolly socks, sweaters, liner gloves, hat, extra hat...Read more... )
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Ship's Position at 12:00:
  • 54°02.3' S 37°20.1' W
  • At anchor
  • Air temperature 10°C; Water temperature 2°C
  • Wind 18 kts Direction 270°
  • Weather: Sunny; Visibility 10
  • Distance covered past 24 hours: 248.9 nautical miles

Breakfast is at 06:30 this morning, rather than at 08:00; we have to be ready to get into the Zodiacs at 08:00. And we manage it, but we make very slow progress after that.

South Georgia's Salisbury Plain (I am looking forward to having some fun with Photoshop and penguins someday) is not only home to the second-largest king penguin colony on South Georgia, it is also the seasonal base of an uncountable number of bad-tempered fur seals.
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Below is the planned (optimistic) itinerary from Quark Expeditions covering the next 5 weeks aboard the Kapitan Khlebnikov on its east-to-west semi-circumnavigation of the Antarctic continent.



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