Off Topic: Crazy nut I met on my trip to South Georgia

When traveling with Lindblad you expect to be around the elite, the cultured, the wealthy, the social royalty and that was definitely the majority of my fellow passengers. And then there was Joel. Joel Levinson, or Happy Joel, to be more specific. Joel wins contests for a living. I’ll repeat….Joel wins contests for a living….

Last Day in South Georgia

*Our Internet connection is the worst yet – this is the first time I’ve been able to get on since my last posting* Itinerary Dawn Patrol at 6:30 AM for a short trip to Salisbury Plain (that place we tried to get to 3 times before) Head to see the Gray-Headed Albatross at Elselhul Say…

Fortuna to Stromness (Spanish to Norwegian in 30 minutes?)

Itinerary Wake up early to repeat the final 4 mile leg of Shackleton’s hike into Stromness Whaling Stationm – CANCELLED Zodiac Landing in Fortuna Bay instead…even better! Zodiac Landing for short, medium, or long hikes back-tracking Shackleton’s approach to Stromness Pick up BBC and National Geographic team for dinner Today began as a bust and…

New Island, Falklands – saving for later

I promised a second update today, but I’m not going to be able to do it in full – sorry. New Island was incredible.  We hit shore around 3:30 PM and I stayed till 7:30 PM (the last possible minute) shooting Rockhopper Penguins, Blue Eyed Shag, Black Browed Albatross, Upland Geese, and many other birds….

Penguins of the Antarctic Converge

Here’s a great site showing the various Penguin species around the globe and where they can be found.  In this article I am only concentrating on the species found around the Falklands, South Georgia, and the Eastern Antarctica Peninsula.  Information for this article was collected from the Bradt guide to Wildlife in Antarctica and the…