icebergs on a still day
the side of our ship from one of the zodiacs
things are pretty cold now
people map the route everyday. lots of budding geographers
meanwhile Tash and I prefer to look out the window.
First view of the science station
First a zodiac cruise.
for every iceberg, there is a 40-photo-long obsession
lots of rocky outcrops
Finally you get to visit one of the little rocky islands and soak it in for an hour or so
history lesson on arrival, of course.
Ah.... just realised the name (ahem. its in about 10 of my photos) .... Palmer Station
this is the sort of place that is my photo mecca... not an ice paradise and wondrous nature.... but wondrously aesthetic industrial science objects that i don't understand.
The station faces a shelf of quiet ice, which many of us sat watching for minutes at a time in silence....experiencing the sound (and glimpse) of chunks of soft white calving off when you listen carefully.
our demonstrative, boisterous guide
reflection in a building window with all sorts of hidden scientific contraptions inside
can't really remember whether we were listening intently or just cold at this point
amongst it all there are of course the loved ones:
Doug, looking very documentarist.
penguins seem to spend a lot of time with their nose in their armpits or their hip feathers....
more beautiful rocks
back at sea, for another few days....headed for Pleneau Bay (kodak land)
dark days give a really sober, violet light to everything
our arrival at the bay
our ship stands out just alittle bit.
more to come, when i remember to procrastinate again....