Antarctica Photo Album 1999
Miss Muffet makes Antarctica. Carl, we miss you!
Our first land sighting in Antarctica, a rock just off Deception Island.
Penguins along the shore of Telefone Bay, Deception Island.
Risque flying our flags along with the QuadGraphics flag brought with P.J. Friend.
Zetty's standing next to the old boilers in Whaler's Bay. Before the station closed in 1931, it was producing 3,100,000 barrels of whale oil a year. Factory ships made shore stations obsolete.
The British occupied the base during WWII, these plane parts are left over from them. Two wings and a ski for landing on snow.
Risque, anchored in Whaler's Bay, Deception Island.
Anchored in Pendulum Cove on Deception. Hot vents from volcanic activity keep parts of the beach water warm enough to swim in.
Along the beach, Pendulum Cove. The British base here did a lot of experimentation on magnetic and obviously, pendulums.
Possible Maple Syrup production?
Portal Point, Reclus Peninsula
Risque in Portal Point. Our first Antarctic snowman!
Of course we grill in south!!
Talking with Dave and Duncan, two Australian climbers camped just over the ridge. They've been down here for eight weeks already.
Views around the harbor.
Pancake ice, just before ice freezes into a solid sheet.
The bunny or kangaroo iceberg.
Dave and Duncan, our Aussie climbing friends, in their dinghy wishing us goodbye.
Big humpback whales. This was one of three here. Fluke shot.
Easy does it!
Vernadsky Base, Ukrainian Research Station
Tom and P.J. Friend towing an iceberg out from between Risque & Futuro at Vernadsky.
Fritz, Zettie and Craig getting the tour. Tom, Jacky, Zettie and Fritz with our tour leader Nicholi.
The southern most trinket shop in the world!
The southern most "Public" bar in the world. Check out the cool burgees above Lou and Jacky!
You can just make out the base in the middle and Risque and Futuro anchored in the bay.
This is the original British station here. It's now a museum named after one of Ernest Shackelton's men, Wordie House. P.S. If you haven't read "Endurance," go get a copy.
Aventura III, Jimmy Cornell's boat, leaving Vernadsky.
Palmer Station, United States Research Station
The crew of Futuro, anchoring at Palmer.
Ron is the base commander at Palmer. Check out the flags flying for us and the painting on the fuel tanks.
The main station in the back with the boathouse in the foreground. They have six Zodiac Mk V's for research. Nice dinghies.
John, on the left was our tour guide. He's an E-Scow sailor from Madison, Wisconsin!!
Craig Adams, what are you doing in Antarctica? Actually, Ron, the station's doctor.
Port Lockroy, British Historical Site
Drew with Nigel and Zettie. Nigel is stationed with Dave at Port Lockroy.
Views of Port Lockroy. One of our best days.
On our way from Port Lockroy to Melchior Islands.
Gonzalez Videla, Chilean Base
We had the base officers on board for drinks. Salty's Fan Club members in Antarctica!!
Drew, clowning around.
Chris and Lou were awarded Cuff links and Tie tacks from the base commander.
P.J. in a lively conversation in Spanish.
The party moves to Futuro.
The dreaded Drake Passage and Cape Horn, Cabo de Hornos
The fearsome sail around Cape Horn. Notice the cruise ship landing at Cape Horn.
Everyone got their ears pierced underway after rounding "The Horn." Supposedly you can only wear the ring if you travel around the Horn from East to West, from above 50S latitude and have sailed for more than 6000nm. We qualify!