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STROMNESS, South Georgia

Summertime in the South Atlantic

storm 20 °F


Last night we continued to sail around South Georgia through high seas that rocked the ship quite a bit. We came into Stromness Harbor where Ernest Shackleton and a small crew came in 1916 after an arduous sea voyage from Elephant Island in a little open lifeboat. They landed on the wild southern coast of this island and trekked across mountains and glaciers to seek help. Norwegians from the whaling station provided it, and sailed back to Elephant Island where they rescued all 22 of Shackleton's men, 4 1/2 months after they had set up camp on the ice.

BUT ... the seas were too rough for our Zodiacs today, so we took a distant look at the harbor from the ship and left, now on our way to Tristan de Cuñha. So how about a tour of the ship instead off our travels? Above you will see us eating - we seem to do a lot of that! Bill is at the Pool Grill and in the Dining Room; then you see the dining room and bar pictured. We stroll on the deck - in the heat and in the cold - and look into the boutique as we pass by. Back in our suite, we LOVE recording where we are on our travel, and sitting on the veranda and reading when the waves are not fierce.

Love, B&H

Posted by HopeEakins 16:08 Archived in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

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And we LOVE your recordings - and photos!!! Hal B.

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