Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Well a quick port call before taking on a new group of passengers... Time enough to birthday shop for a crew party, enjoy lunch (an amazing piece of meat and hardcore garlic chimichurri) with the expedition crew of a 'neighbor' ship in port the Fram, and back to the dock for the free fast wifi. Two trips down and some amazing scenery has passed behind us so far. Close encounters with king penguins and elephant seal pups as well as territorial fur seal males in South Georgia, and the stunning scenery of the Antarctic peninsula... That's why I'm here. There is a peace and tranquility that comes with smooth, white- draped landscapes knowing there are no towns, no mcdonalds just land earth true wild and untrammeled nature. Somewhat of an idealized picture of course because of course there are human influences and impacts present on different scales but still in the grand scheme we're not the major players we humans. Posting via my iToy which doesn't have the good pics on it so stay tuned for next time and more representative pictures. Till then enjoy scenes of Ushuaia our home away from home away from home. The port is about all I've got. Will work on my journalism skills, still working out how to be most technologically efficient in port.