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Ushuaia Cape Horn Albatross Sunset In port Deck 6 Top deck Rough sea Zodiac Zodiac
BBQ Adelaide Island Landing Hut Workshop Hut Sign post Jenny Island Island Bay
Info Landing Hut Island Workshop Food Lard Bath Pigs Washing machine
Queen Copper Base Hanger Labs New huts Tanks Tanks Dash 7 Twin otter
Digger Sun Sunset Hut Adelies Gentoos Gentoos Gentoos Gentoo chick Bay
Leopard seal Lamaire Channel Base Gentoo chick Hut Paddy Paddy chick Info Hut Signs
PO Queue Gentoos Gentoo chicks Mooring chains Cuverville Island Cuverville Island The sun Lichen Chinstrap Chinstraps
Elephant seals Elephant seals Green stuff Half Moon Island Livingstone Island Boats Chinstraps Fur seal Fur seal Hope Bay
Signs Esparanza Snocat Nordenskold's hut Stuffed things Info Old hut Base Me Glacier
Weddell seal Weddell seal Adelies Adelies Gentoo Info Neptune's Bellows Hut Kitchen Beetroot
Coal store Well The bay Otter Tanks Tank mark Sign Water boat Steam Steam
Skuas Barrels Sunset Rookery Moss Penguin patterns Solifluction Bergs Bergs Brash
Loose pack Ice Ice Tabular berg Dirt cone Group The FIDS Dad Dad & I Lenticular clouds
Swimming Square Evita Government House Rubber tree
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May 2005
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Image 1: Ushuaia on the Beagle Channel, Argentina ;Image 2: Cape Horn ;Image 3: Grey headed albatross On the Diego Ramirez Islands, 60 miles south of Cape Horn;Image 4: Sunset over the port at Ushuaia ;Image 5: The Lyubov Orlova in Ushuaia She is a Russian research vessel.;Image 6: Deck 6 on the Orlova That's the unusually smooth Drake Passage in the background.;Image 7: The observation deck That's Dad on the left.;Image 8: Rough seas... No 80 foot waves though. Most disappointing.;Image 9: A Zodiac being lowered into the water We were shuttled ashore in the Zodiacs.;Image 10: Boarding a Zodiac Easy in calm weather - more exciting in rough weather!;Image 11: We had a BarBQ on deck a couple of times This one was south of the Antarctic Circle...;Image 12: Adelaide Island ;Image 13: Landing at the Chilean base on Adelaide Island Formerly a BAS base;Image 14: The base ;Image 15: The workshop ;Image 16: The main living hut ;Image 17: A signpost ;Image 18: Jenny Island off Adelaide Island Named after Charcot's daughter;Image 19: Looking towards Rothera point on Adelaide Island ;Image 20: Fur seals and penguins in a bay behind the base ;Image 21: Information sign for Horseshoe Island ;Image 22: Landing at Horseshoe Island ;Image 23: The base hut on Horseshoe Island ;Image 24: The bay on Horseshoe Island ;Image 25: The workshop in the Horseshoe Island base ;Image 26: Food store in the Horseshoe Island base ;Image 27: Lots of Lard! :) ;Image 28: The bath The bicycle wheel in the tub was used to measure distance travelled when sledging.;Image 29: Pigs: the picture on the wall above the bath. ;Image 30: The washing machine. ;Image 31: The empire stretches to the ends of the Earth ;Image 32: Copper veins in the rock outside the base ;Image 33: The base buildings at Rothera The clear stretch of gravel in the foreground is the runway.;Image 34: The runway and hanger at Rothera ;Image 35: The laboratory complex at Rothera ;Image 36: The new sleeping quarters I liked the builder's advert. Who's going to see it?;Image 37: The tanks - from the outside. ;Image 38: A tank full of marine creatures in the labs There's Antarctic cod, starfish, anemones, sponges and that big thing in the middle is a sea spider.;Image 39: A BAS Dash 7 aircraft in the hanger ;Image 40: A BAS Twin Otter ;Image 41: A big digger with huge tyre chains. ;Image 42: The setting sun in the bay off Rothera Point ;Image 43: Sunset over Marguerite Bay from Rothera ;Image 44: The hut on Peterman Island The sign is an invite to the Verdansky base (Ukrainian) on the Argentine Islands - formerly the BAS Faraday base.;Image 45: Some Adelie penguins on Peterman Island ;Image 46: A gentoo rookery on Damoy Point - near to Peterman Island. ;Image 47: A couple of Gentoo penguins at Damoy Point ;Image 48: A gentoo rookery on Peterman Island ;Image 49: A rather sad looking gentoo chick ;Image 50: An ice filled bay at Peterman Island ;Image 51: A (rather bad) picture of a leopard seal It chased our Zodiac for about 20 minutes playing with the outboard motor.;Image 52: The Lamaire Channel This is one of the most spectacular sites in the Antarctic - we passed though it three times and it always looked like this. :(;Image 53: On the hill above the Argentine Admiralte Brown base in Paradise bay ;Image 54: A moral dilemma! To invade the gentoo chick's personal space and reclaim our life jackets, or not be allowed back onto the Zodiacs!;Image 55: The Argentine refuge hut on All the Argentine hut seemed to have their flag plastered on the side. Emphasising their presence for political mileage no doubt!;Image 56: A sheathbill Also called a paddy or mutt. It had nested in the crate and the chick was never too far from the safety of the nest. The mother had filled the crate with shells, nails and broken glass.;Image 57: A sheathbill chick. ;Image 58: Port Lockroy information sign ;Image 59: The base hut at Port Lockroy ;Image 60: Post Office ;Image 61: There are even queues to the Post Office in the Antarctic! ;Image 62: The gentoo rookery at Port Lockroy A smelly, muddy rank sort of place. But the natives were friendly.;Image 63: Two gentoo siblings ;Image 64: Old mooring chains at Port Lockroy ;Image 65: A view across Cuverville Island ;Image 66: Another view across Cuverville Island ;Image 67: The sun on the water at Cuverville ;Image 68: Moss and lichens on Cuverville ;Image 69: A Chinstrap penguin on Hannah Point ;Image 70: A congregation of chinstraps on Hannah Point ;Image 71: An Elephant seal wallow on Hannah Point It was seriously smelly if you were caught downwind!;Image 72: A couple of Elephant seals Often referred to Effluent seals after this.;Image 73: Greenery! The plants in the blue square is the grass Deschampsia, the plant in the red square is Colebanthus, and the stuff in the green square is an algae called ????????.;Image 74: Half Moon island An Argentine base visible to the right of the rocky hummock. Livingston Island dominates the background.;Image 75: Livingston island from half Moon Island ;Image 76: An old whaling boat on the shore of Half Moon Island ;Image 77: A chinstrap rookery on Half Moon Island. ;Image 78: Fur seals on Half Moon Island ;Image 79: An adult Fur seal on Half Moon Island ;Image 80: The Argentine base Esperanza at Hope Bay ;Image 81: The welcome signs at Esperanza ;Image 82: The High Street ;Image 83: An old Snocat at Esperanza ;Image 84: The old dry stone hut Nordenskold built ;Image 85: Stuffed things in the Esperanza museum ;Image 86: Information about the BAS base at Hope Bay now used by the Uruguayans;Image 87: The burnt out remains of the old FIDS hut in Hope Bay Inset: the graves of the two FIDS that died in the fire.;Image 88: The ex-BAS hut at Hope Bay Inset: the kitchen.;Image 89: Me outside the ex-BAS hut in Hope Bay Now used by the Uruguayans;Image 90: Looking down the glacier into Hope Bay ;Image 91: A Weddell seal on the beach below the Esperanza base ;Image 92: The same Weddell seal as before just a wee bit closer :);Image 93: An Adelie penguin at Brown Bluff ;Image 94: A moulting Adelie chick at Brown Bluff ;Image 95: An ice dragon and an gentoo ;Image 96: Information about the base at Whaler's Bay, Deception Island ;Image 97: Neptune's Bellows: the entrance to the flooded caldera at Deception Island ;Image 98: Bisco Hut at Whaler's Bay Built by the whalers in the early 1900s, destroyed by a lahar in 1969 following a volcanic eruption. The lahar (a river of water, mud, ice and rocks) swept right through the middle of the base hut.;Image 99: The (exposed) kitchen at Whaler's Bay ;Image 100: A can of beetroot in the larder ;Image 101: The coal store ;Image 102: The well under the stairs of Bisco House This provided a year round supply of fresh water to the base.;Image 103: Whaler's Bay ;Image 104: The remains of a single engined Otter at the base Inset: the wings and tail fin of the otter are inside the adjacent hanger;Image 105: The tanks at Whaler's Bay The larger ones stored whale oil, the smaller ones, fuel and water. Inset: heating elements in the base of the tanks - presumable to stop the oil freezing.;Image 106: The tanks cam all the way from Darlington. ;Image 107: There are a few signs dotted around the base detailing the past whaling history of the site. ;Image 108: A waterboat It was towed behind a rowing boat to a source of fresh water - water, snow or ice - filled up then towed back to the ship.;Image 109: The island is still volcanically active This steam is being given off as the sea water hits the geothermally heated sand on the beach.;Image 110: More steam, and Neptune's Window in the background ;Image 111: Antarctic Skuas at Whaler's Bay ;Image 112: Disintegrating wooden barrels and fur seals ;Image 113: Sunset over Deception Island ;Image 114: A chinstrap rookery on Aitcho Island ;Image 115: Loads of moss on Aitcho Island ;Image 116: Penguin patterns The circle in the middle was where the penguin stood, and as it tracked the sun it periodically squirted round the circle. :);Image 117: Stone stripes highlighted by the moss and setting sun This was the only evidence of solifluction I saw.;Image 118: An ice berg ;Image 119: More Bergs ;Image 120: Brash ice ;Image 121: Loose pack ice ;Image 122: Icy scenery ;Image 123: Some nice layering of the snow pack :) ;Image 124: My first tabular berg I've ever seen! ;Image 125: A perfect dirt cone on the glacier at Hope Bay ;Image 126: A group photo ;Image 127: All the FIDS on the cruise ;Image 128: Dad - in familiar pose That green stuff is the Deschampsia grass;Image 129: Dad and me ;Image 130: Lenticular clouds over Ushuaia ;Image 131: Some mad person swimming south of the Circle ;Image 132: The main square in Buenos Aries ;Image 133: Evita Peron's grave ;Image 134: Government House in Buenos Aries A nice shade of salmon pink, don't you think?;Image 135: A huge rubber tree in Buenos Aries