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Journeys : April May 2009
Every day an adventure Robyn Sinfield cruises Antarctic waters The huge continent of Antarctica sprawls across the bottom of the world – it’s a tenth of all the land surface on our planet, with high mountain ranges, massive glaciers and permanent ice sheets, several kilometres thick. continent, to experience its harshness and beauty and to observe the abundant wildlife in its oceans and on its ice-bound shores. I My husband Murray and I are aboard the new ultra-luxury Silverseas Expedition ship Prince Albert II. Named in honour of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco, the ship is dedicated to the exploration and conservation of the planet’s oceans, wildlife and indigenous cultures. Our voyage begins in the Argentinian port of Ushuaia. The infamous Drake Passage is calm and we make good time to the South Shetland Islands before cruising along the Antarctic Peninsula and into the Weddell Sea. It’s summer, so most days reach a maximum of 1 degree Celsius. There is little darkness – it’s daylight most of the night. 36 April / May 09 t’s one of the greatest personal thrills of my travel career to set foot on the frozen
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