Antarctica is one of the Cape Gazette’s most desirable destinations to visit

May 24, 2023

This past January, Bob and Ellen Murphy of Lewes traveled to Antarctica. After a three-day stopover in Buenos Aires, they sailed from Ushuaia, Argentina, across the Drake Passage to the White Continent. Because their Polar Class ship was a small one with only 95 passengers, they were able to explore many bays and harbors of Antarctica that larger ships cannot reach. On January 15, their ship crossed the Antarctic Polar Circle reaching as far as 66 degrees south latitude. Each day, they and their fellow explorers would board a Zodiac from the ship and head onto different parts of the continent. They hiked on glaciers, visited several research stations and even were able to mail a postcard to each of their grandchildren from one of the British research stations. Bob and Ellen also got close-up views of three different species of penguins, seals, a variety of seabirds and pods of whales. It was an amazing experience and naturally, one on which they brought the Cape Gazette.

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