Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands
February 16 - March 9, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map from Lindblad/National Geographic website.

The first map shows the "bare bones" of our trip. The second map, from the Lonely Planet's Antarctica, is for orientation - we hardly knew where anything was before we decided to go there!

The Antarctic continent surrounds the South Pole of the Earth. It is separated from South America, South Africa, and Australia by the "Furious Fifties" and the "Screamin' Sixties" latitudes of the Southern Ocean.

Our adventure aboard the ship Explorer of the Lindblad/National Geographic began and ended in Ushuaia, Argentina (marked with a yellow ball on the left-hand map.) The red dots in the upper left is our track, and the check marks indicate where we went. If this map is too small scale to read, try zooming in, or wait for each section's map.

What follows are photos of what Tom and I saw when we had our cameras. Since a camera can be a barrier to experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of this remarkable place, some experiences are embedded in our hearts rather than in our pictures. Just click on the menu bars (above & below) to see photos of our trip.