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Cruising to Antarctica and South America with many photos

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I believe some restrictions on vessels will go into effect within the next year or so. 

 

Gosh, how vague can I be?

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2 hours ago, scubacruiserx2 said:

We noticed the lower left corner and we're not sure what this is suppose to mean

 

They are referencing the new ice class restrictions:

 

 

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On 2/28/2019 at 9:42 AM, *Miss G* said:

 

They are referencing the new ice class restrictions:

 

 

 

It's a shame that the future options are so few for future cruisers .

 

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Before leaving Montevideo , we noticed that we had skipped a few places . So let's return to Cape Horn before sailing to Antarctica .

 

We were up very early near Cape Horn

 

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This monument at Cape Horn has this poem 

 

 

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I am the albatross that awaits you
At the end of the world.
I am the forgotten souls of dead mariners
Who passed Cape Horn
From all the oceans of the world.
But they did not die
In the furious waves.
Today they sail on my wings
Toward eternity,
In the last crack
Of the Antarctic winds.

 

The weather at the Cape was not very good 

 

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and the Captain was making the decision of circling the Cape or making the run to Antarctica sooner than scheduled .

 

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Decision made 

 

 

 

 

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Here we are leaving Cape Horn for The Drake Crossing

 

Video :

 

 

 

 

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And as we headed down for breakfast at the Pinnacle Grill we noticed that something had been added 

 

Little doggy bags under the hand rail .

 

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No leftovers here

 

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A walk after breakfast ( or should I say ,  a stagger )

 

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Video :

 

 

 

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On 2/9/2019 at 7:08 AM, scubacruiserx2 said:

 

Thank you and good morning . I use a Canon D 6 , a Canon SL 1 SLR and a Sony RX-100 III pocket camera . Pat uses a Sony DHC-HX90V  Pocket camera with a built in 200mm lens .

What lens are you using on the Canon D 6?

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2 hours ago, iflyrc5 said:

What lens are you using on the Canon D 6?

 

A 24-105 mm or a 70-300 . I do switch lenses but not in the cold , wet or windy conditions .

 

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29 minutes ago, cat shepard said:

The shells in your pic have a jewel-like quality to them.

 

They really do . We especially love seeing them swimming around under the sea .

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The cry went out "Land Ho" , and it was so.

 

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We made Dallman Bay in the late afternoon of the 27th

 

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Cue Al Stewart's Antarctica

 

 

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15 hours ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

So many more wonderful pictures and videos.

 

Thank you , here's a few more photos

 

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We were starting to look for sea life 

 

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Like this break on the surface

 

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We had made dinner reservations for Rudi's Sel De Mer  at The Pinnacle Grill for that evening in advance thinking that it would be a night at sea . But with the good weather we decided to have dinner delivered and keep taking photos while the weather was good. The Pinnacle Grill in the Zaandam has no outside windows unlike the Eurodam's where we enjoyed window seating .

 

Dinner for 2 back lit 

 

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Our favorite Cab

 

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The sunrise for the next morning was at 02:30 and the sunset was 23:51 !  

 

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We had a visit from some birds earlier in the afternoon and it seemed like they were sitting still or flying fast ! Maybe they didn't want to wind up on somebody's dinner plate .

 

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Cape Petrel and Wandering Albatross in the rear

 

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Cape Petrel feeding

 

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A video clip shows how fast they are :

 

 

 


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The food looks good and the pictures are great.

 

I don't blame you for ordering in and still be able to take pictures and admire the view.  That was one thing we didn't like about the R class ships -- Pinnacle had no windows.

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3 hours ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

The food looks good and the pictures are great.

 

I don't blame you for ordering in and still be able to take pictures and admire the view.  That was one thing we didn't like about the R class ships -- Pinnacle had no windows.

 

The food was very good and the views great . Our favorite Pinnacle was on the Eurodam . Great views , food and excellent service in a quiteand  intimate setting .

 

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3 hours ago, puppycanducruise said:

Great pictures.

I almost got a chill just looking at the icebergs.:classic_smile:

Thank you for sharing them.

 

We live in a warm climate and love to visit scenic and cooler places . It really was not as cold we had expected . Of course we didn't think of diving on this trip !

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We thought that this was a great idea instead of leaving the trays in the hall

 

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Would the weather be this great tomorrow ?

 

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