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South Georgia

Disappointment again

sunny 2 °F

We have just arrived in South Georgia, a small (100 x 22 miles) island in the South Atlantic, just beyond the Antarctic Sea. It took us 2 1/2 days to get here, through the rough waters of the Drake Passage and the Weddell Sea. During that time we turned our clocks ahead a lot (think how close the time zones are down here), went to many mandatory briefings on the island's flora and fauna, its history (Shackleton) and the protocols about biosecurity. Our boots and rubber pants, parkas, hats, and gloves were inspected, vacuumed, and cleaned to remove any seeds, etc. We saw a fantastic BBC film narrated by Sir David Attenborough; we give it four stars and recommend it to you (on YouTube). And this morning we were to land in our Zodiacs at Grytviken to walk among the king penguins and fur seals ... but learned that we cannot disembark because we have one case of Covid in quarantine. So we will take a Zodiac tour along the shore, but we are VERY disappointed. Tomorrow we go to Fortuna Bay, the next day to Stromness, and since these are uninhabited settlements, we will be allowed to go ashore.
Sadly, Hope and Bill

Posted by HopeEakins 09:54 Archived in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

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Oh so sad. We are following your exploits with great enthusiasm and feel sure the adventure will soon turn the corner and all troughs will be replaced with wonderful highs.

by Moolie

What? No UConn basketball down there?? Hal B.

by BuckinghamHal

Sad, sad. It looks beautiful from the photo. Better days coming. tomorrow tomorrow

by Seabury

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