Back in Civilization …… sort of


We are back in Punta Arenas, Chile after a mind blowing week on the white continent.  The weather was nothing short of spectacular, with sun, perfect clouds and moderate temperatures.  The light at sunrise and sunset was surreal, as were some of the landings we made during our voyage.  There are so many images to go through, it will take a lot of time to edit the numbers into something manageable, and then the processing will be another story.

The image above is just a sampling, taken on Cuverville Island ( 64  ̊41’ S, 62 ̊ 38’ W ).  The cliffs on the island range up to 650 feet, and a few of us hiked to the top.  It was quite an effort as you would easily sink up to your knee in the snow at any time, often unexpected.  The route wound back and forth a bit but was really quite steep.  This particular shot is a 4 shot stitched pano taken about three fourths the way up to the top.  To give you an idea of the scale, if you look closely in the bottom right corner of the bay you will notice a sail boat.  I think it was a private boat cruising the peninsula, although it could have been attached to one of the research stations as well.

As we will be traveling back home over the next few days, with a short stop in Santiago, my plan is to wait until I’m home to dive into the images and post an account, here, of our journey.  So keep your eyes peeled, I hope to get the story started this weekend.

as always, click on the images to see larger versions!

This entry was posted in Antarctica, Landscape.


  1. deb February 3, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    Awesome, you can feel the heaviness of the snow! Can’t wait to see the photo essay, safe travels!

  2. Steve hirsch February 5, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Can’t wait to see and hear more, glad your safe

  3. Kris February 5, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    Can’t wait to catch up when you are back. Enjoy your time in Chile!

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