OK, back to our regularly scheduled programming.....pictures of the deep deep South!
First off, here's a map of where exactly we went. For those of you who read about the recent sinking of an Antarctic cruise ship, they were in the Bransfield Strait near King George Island.
We were not able to stick to the planned itinerary of going down the Peninsula because there was so much ice (fast ice, to be exact) that landings would have been impossible. This was the first trip of the season for Quark and that is a risk they take.....not knowing how much ice is still holding fast to the shore. We stuck to the South Shetland Islands but did make one continental landing. I even got a certificate!
We saw lots of ice. Big, little, floating, towering. It's beautiful! We took Zodiac cruises to get close up views of icebergs.
Here are some of my favorite images of ice, big and small, as well as some great scenery.