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One year ago today: first icebergs, first Antarctic landing, first penguins!

A fortunate consequence of a calmer Drake Passage is that our progress across it was quite speedy. When we woke on the morning of the southern hemisphere’s summer solstice, we had nothing but steel blue seas and seabirds for company. … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, photos

One year ago today: crossing the Drake Passage

Even starting off as far south as Ushuaia, it’s a long way to Antarctica – almost 1000 km of open water. We got a peek at the chart below whilst touring the bridge of the Corinthian – they have computer … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, photos

One year ago today: our Antarctic voyage begins

You may recall that last Christmas, your intrepid bloggers managed to find ourselves on the trip of a lifetime to the Antarctic. We’re pretty sure that Geokid was Santa’s most southerly delivery on Christmas Eve. We have posted the odd … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, photos

Scenic Saturday: Crossbeds on the Edge

Some of the famous features of the Peak District are not really peaks at all – but there is nothing more scenic than a wander along one of the ‘Edges’. These sheer cliffs, scattered along the eastern and western edges … Continue reading

Categories: geology, geomorphology, Palaeozoic, photos

Now you see it, now you don’t: the disappearing and reappearing waters of the River Manifold

We’re just back from a couple of weeks in the UK, which included a week exploring the scenic Peak District in northern England. Interesting geological features abounded from day one, when we took a hike along part of the very … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geology, hydrology, photos