Friday, March 15th

We started off the day by crossing the Antarctic Circle. We were the furthest ship south on the planet, how cool is that? Many of the crew and a few passengers created costumes out of what they could, we had hot chocolate to celebrate and warm up. (Clicking on the images in this post will enlarge them.)

Icebergs

There were a lot of really unique ice formations on the icebergs we saw this day. Here are a few. Even though it was fairly gray, misty and cloudy you can still see the color of the water and ice and even a few seals.

After lunch, the sun actually came out for a while and made the whiteness pop in the light, even if the mountains were still mostly hiding in the fog and clouds.

Zodiac Excursion

Finally, we got to head out in the Zodiacs this afternoon for more Ice. I can’t wait to add Antarctic Ice Abstracts to go along with my Arctic Ice Abstract series from three years ago, which is still a work in progress.

All Ice, all the time on Day 7, but I loved every minute of it.

Reminder

Just a quick note to remind you that if you’d like to join me for a 2 1/2 day phototour around Chicago you can find the details here: See! Chicago.

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