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010c - 08Dec - Wilhelmina Bay, Antarcica57 viewsVery scenic Zodiac tour! Entering the "Icebergs Heaven" in this scenic part of Wilhelmina's Bay - today!
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010d - 08Dec - Wilhelmina Bay, Antarcica68 viewsHere a Norwegian Whaling Factory ship that caught fire on 27Jan1915 - with more than 16.000 barrels of oil onboard. The Captain stranded the ship purposely to save his crew. This bay was called Odd Harbour. Very well sheltered bay here - where they could do most of their work.
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010e - 08Dec - Wilhelmina Bay, Antarcica57 viewshere she is - the SS GUVERNØREN (SS GUVERNOEREN) -1891 Built as cargo ship EUROPE by Palmer's Engineering Co.Ltd., Jarrow, and Newcastle for National S. S. Co Ltd, Liverpool.
Launched 27/11-1890. Completed in April 1891.
1912 Converted to floating whaling factory at Framnæs mek. Værksted, Sandefjord.
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010f - 08Dec - Wilhelmina Bay, Antarcica55 viewsYou can still see remains of the white and black paintings.
Framnæs mek. Værksted completed the work in May 1912. When completed, this was the biggest assignment ever taken to date at this yard.
The process equipment was the best and modern on the marked at this time. She was equipped with eight blubber boilers of open type with a total capacity of 200 cub. mtr.
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010g - 08Dec - Wilhelmina Bay, Antarcica60 viewsHere she is at fire - same locations as she is at today. 1915 - 101 years ago.
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010h - 08Dec - Wilhelmina Bay, Antarcica161 viewsHere a picture of SS GUVERNØREN from the early 1950's.
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011a - 09Dec Brown Bluff, Continental Antarctica71 viewsWelcome to Brown Bluff, Antarctica Continent. Here the penguins are doing their nesting time.
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011a - 09Dec Cruising the Antarctica Sound54 viewsA very good morning Ladies and Gentlemen. Early hours cruising the Antarctica Sound with quite LARGE tabular icebergs all around.
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011a - 09Dec Cruising the Antarctica Sound57 viewsEarly hours cruising the Antarctica Sound with quite LARGE tabular and regular icebergs all around. We're just zig-zagging through and we should be outside Brown Bluff @ the Antarctica Continent.
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011b - 09Dec Brown Bluff, Continental Antarctica64 viewsHere are two from our Expedition Team - Luciano and Sean. They hope our Guests and Crew are having a good time with them down here in Antarctica. They include Best wishes to all back home. Excellent Team! :)
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011c - 09Dec Brown Bluff, Continental Antarctica57 viewsAnywhere possible - nesting in progress.
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011d - 09Dec Brown Bluff, Continental Antarctica59 viewsChecking the eggs every so often ... :)
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011d - 09Dec Brown Bluff, Continental Antarctica55 viewsBaby born - getting some fresh air.....
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011e - 09Dec Brown Bluff, Continental Antarctica57 viewsHere's a chick that looks at me - but I don't think so .... I'm hiding behind a rock there... :)
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011f - 09Dec Brown Bluff, Continental Antarctica57 viewsAfternoon turned out most beautiful. Sunny spells and you can clearly see the Antarctica Mainland (Continent itself).
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011g - 09Dec Cruising Northbound in the Antarctica Sound53 viewsSailing north-bound through the Antarctica sound in this beautiful weather was a gift! Scenic and spectacular. Enjoy the next 2-3 hours. :)
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011h - 09Dec Cruising Northbound in the Antarctica Sound58 viewsAs you can see - these tabular icebergs are huge. The biggest one we measured on our radars this afternoon was 7,2 km long (4,5miles).
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011i - 09Dec Cruising Northbound in the Antarctica Sound499 viewsSeen from between the funnels - we have these tabular's all around us - we just need to take the time and cruise our way through. :)
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012a - 10Dec Yankee Harbour - Antarctica57 viewsWelcome to Yankee Bay - our last stop this first cruise down here in Antarctica. A little snowy and cool in the morning - but it turned out to be a fab day later on. Need to find a landing-spot here - or make one! :)
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012b - 10Dec Yankee Harbour - Antarctica129 viewsHere's the crab-eater seal. Tired... They don't eat crabs! There are NO crabs in Antarctica! - so there..... where did they get the name from?
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012c - 10Dec Yankee Harbour - Antarctica146 viewsA Brown Petril down for a rest...
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012d - 10Dec Yankee Harbour - Antarctica60 viewsEnjoying the Beach promenade here :)
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012e - 10Dec Yankee Harbour - Antarctica59 viewsIt's a rather dirty fellow there - he better get out for a swim.... ;)
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012f - 10Dec Yankee Harbour - Antarctica61 viewsExpedition team member Matt - ensuring the Kayaking goes well. Very popular! :)
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