Way Way Down South

Many thanks to Maury M, a longtime friend and reader of ours who’s now down in Antarctica and sending the blog photos like this every day!



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20 Responses to “Way Way Down South”

  1. Hobbit
    7:54 am on December 8th, 2022

    I can’t compete with Penguins but here are flamingos:

  2. Hobbit
    7:55 am on December 8th, 2022

    More flamingos:

  3. Hobbit
    8:01 am on December 8th, 2022

    Most outdoor Christmas trees look like this:

  4. Hobbit
    8:02 am on December 8th, 2022

    This one is made out of plants rather than poinsettias:

  5. Hobbit
    8:06 am on December 8th, 2022

    If the photos of Antarctica are making you cold, enjoy my view from yesterday:

  6. Hobbit
    8:07 am on December 8th, 2022

    A clue about where I am, a manatee:

  7. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:54 am on December 8th, 2022


    The blog topic picture is fantastic! With the photos WTAFP and Hobbit are providing, it is like watching a Plunderer National Geographic…Loving it!

    Hobbit: The only flamingos I have ever seen are plastic ones on front lawns. :^) They must be beautiful in person! I love the poinsettia Christmas tree!

    Safe and wonderful travels to youse all!

  8. B. Stover
    10:26 am on December 8th, 2022

    Great photos.

    Good day to all.

  9. WTAFP
    10:47 am on December 8th, 2022

    First, thanks to Peter/Spence for the acknowledgement, totally unexpected. Alas, the Antartica portion of the cruise is now over, as we journey back to Ushuaia through the dreaded Drake Passage. Hopefully our return will be better than the trip down, which was one of the worst Drake Passage experiences that NatGeo/Linblad has ever experienced. Fortunately we made it through better than the Viking ship did, but just a few minor injuries for passengers and a whole lot of sea sickness. At its worst, we had waves higher than 60 feet and wind speed in excess of 70 knots. For today’s photos I will post some from an abandoned base station we saw on Horseshoe Island. And Rio, truth be told, most of the photos I have posted were taken by Debbie, who is much better photographer than I am.

  10. WTAFP
    11:05 am on December 8th, 2022

    First, some information about the base on Horseshoe Island.

  11. WTAFP
    11:33 am on December 8th, 2022

    This is a picture of the food pantry at the base.

  12. WTAFP
    11:47 am on December 8th, 2022

    This is the workshop in the base.

  13. WTAFP
    11:50 am on December 8th, 2022

    The library (pre kindle of course) and some bunk beds

  14. BooBear’s Mom
    12:30 pm on December 8th, 2022

    WTAFP!! Hope your trip back is better than the trip down. Your description of the seas your ship went through was pretty scary.
    Did you ever get to step on Antarctica proper? Is that where the British base was located? Perhaps it is standard to not actually have access to the mainland. Inquiring minds want to know!

  15. BooBear’s Mom
    12:37 pm on December 8th, 2022

    Hobbit!! Your pictures are beautiful too. Are you enjoying the warm weather? I love the animal pictures. The only part of Florida I have visited (that I remember…may have been there as a child on family vacation) is Key West as a port we stopped at on the cruise from hell. The cruise line was trying to make up time so our layover was from 8-10 in the morning. At least we got to see Hemingway’s place.

  16. Hobbit
    12:48 pm on December 8th, 2022

    Picnic lunch at the beach:

  17. WTAFP
    1:04 pm on December 8th, 2022

    BooBear’s mom. We were off the ship and onto land four times, one definitely on the mainland continent, two on islands, and one on fast ice, which I think was continental (where the fast ice attached. We also had four zodiac rides where we did not disembark onto land.

  18. WTAFPa
    1:48 pm on December 8th, 2022

    This is the base from the outside

  19. Herd of Hounds
    1:54 pm on December 8th, 2022

    Good day all! We are loving the vacation pictures.
    Hobbit, the west coast of Florida (aka the
    Gulf coast) is fantastic and the manatees are super.
    WTAFP, four landings and four zodiacs? Wow set!
    Hobbit, your photos today remind us of the SanDiego
    Zoo and Wild Animal Park.
    WTAFP, your pictures show so much about life in the
    Southern Hemisphere.

  20. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:19 pm on December 8th, 2022

    Wookie’s Paw!…When you say “Base” what exactly do you mean?…sniff!sniff!…Surely youse guys aren’t eating unmarked canned goods for Supper…gasp!

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