Antarctica Day 3

Antarctica Day 3 We began the day with a tribute to a lost friend that had a memorial today and although we could not attend we did stop a few minutes to recognize her. We had a fabulous day 3 in Brown Bluff. The weather was beautiful at 34 degrees F. The wind was nonexistent so we did not even need gloves. The bay that we moored in was full of icebergs some as large as the LA coliseum. What you see above the water line is roughly 1/8 of the total iceberg and some are nearly 2000 years old. They are stratified so like an old tree you count the rings and you can gage the age. The beach was full of Adelie Penguins as you will see in the photos. They let you get about 5 feet away before they get uncomfortable or if you stood still they would move even closer out of curiosity. They all line up at the edge of the water, that is just about 33 degrees, and wait until one of them decides to jump in then they all follow. Back on the ship for lunch we decided to eat out on the sun deck, which is rare in this environment, but after a couple of glasses of wine the temperature warms up. In the afternoon we took in a movie and watched the snow fall from our room. The weather is fickle here and can change in a instant.

IMG_6430Lance climbing up on top of a iceberg and hoping he doesn’t slip into the freezing water.IMG_6425Made it on top with the Silver Explorer in the background.  Doesn’t it look like we are stuck in the snow?IMG_6106Rembering one of the “Girls from the Hood.”IMG_6107IMG_6359Waiting patiently for the Penguins to come closer out of curiosity.IMG_6360Getting closer.IMG_6387IMG_6392IMG_6397IMG_6445IMG_6451A friend we met on the cruise enjoying the hot tub in the Antarctic.IMG_6452Chester bringing a Bloody Mary to enjoy while in the hot tub.IMG_6475Very large iceberg the Captain of the ship is edging his way closer and closer.IMG_6475This iceberg is about 2 par fives on a golf course.IMG_6488After our hike up a glacier or half way up a glacier we are back on ship and having lunch on the deck.  Weather is starting to change, getting colder.IMG_6487IMG_6492This berg that we are getting very close to and making me slightly nervous is absolutely beautiful.  All the lines represent years.  This as was written in the prolog is over 2000 years old.IMG_6495IMG_6496IMG_6498This was very close and made for a nice background for a toast to the Antarctica and all of it’s beauty.IMG_6499IMG_6500IMG_6506IMG_6510IMG_6511IMG_6516We were invited to have dinner with the Director of Silver Explorer and upon returning to our room, I found my glasses in a very cute place.  Every day it is something new.  Very cleaver.

24 thoughts on “Antarctica Day 3

  1. Love you and Lance in your “penguin snowsuits”! Can’t get confused with the black and white penguins with your red and white suits and scarves. Another fantastic day!! Enjoy every minute!
    Cathy

    • This is the greatest experience. We are so comfortable with our clothing. Even though it is 32 degrees and raining/ snowing at times we are very comfortable. I went on a hike and three Gentu Penguins decided they liked me enought to follow m

  2. Absolutely fabulous. I feel as if I’m right there with you. What great weather you’re having. Meanwhile back home we practically sizzling. Actually had to turn the AC on last night. Go figure. Last year this time we had snow.

    • This is the greatest experience. We are so comfortable with our clothing. Even though it is 32 degrees and raining/ snowing at times we are very comfortable. I went on a hike and three Gentu Penguins decided they liked me enought to follow me.

    • It is magical. I feel like I have been where no other has but I know others have been here. I took a great hike today with several little Gentu Penguins following. It was so fun. Not cold even though it is 32 degrees and raining. Our clothes are for this situation. Haven’t felt cold for a moment.

  3. May Mary Rest in peace. It seems to be the week for lost friends and friends of friends. 😦

    Love the pictures especially the 2 per five Ice burg. 🙂 You and Lance look great. Have fun and keep the amazing pictures and commentary coming. Love Les

    On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 5:44 AM, Heidinger Happenings wrote:

    > Lance and Pam Heidinger posted: “Antarctica Day 3 We began the day > with a tribute to a lost friend that had a memorial today and although we > could not attend we did stop a few minutes to recognize her. We had a > fabulous day 3 in Brown Bluff. The weather was beautiful at 34 degrees F. > The”

    • Thanks Leslie, it is magical. I feel like I have been where no other has but I know others have been here. I took a great hike today with several little Gentu Penguins following. It was so fun. Not cold even though it is 32 degrees and raining. Our clothes are for this situation. Haven’t felt cold for a moment.

  4. WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! Absolutely amazing!! I so wish I could have sneaked into your suitcase and gone with you 🙂 What incredible experiences you’re having. Truly once in a lifetime. Every picture made my mouth open wider in awe.

    • Olga, from what I know of both of you with your travels you would love this. We are not cold a bit. I took a hike today in the rain at 32 degrees and it was so so amazing. I had several Penguins follow me. I felt like I step where no one else had but I know they have. It is magical. I do have some info on trips like this that are a must so if ever interested I will let you in on it.

  5. Honestly it looks fabulous but I don’t think I could take the cold. Right now in Hawaii it’s raining and is supposed to for the next few days. But it’s not cold. Great pictures Pam!

  6. Isn’t the whole experience just insane. Brings back so many amazing memories, wish that I was there with you guys. Keep sending pictures. We had all kinds of animals made out of the towels and we were on a different ship. It is warmer there than it was in NY this past week.

  7. Love all your photos. One question though… How come you are all wearing the same jackets???? Were you required to buy them all from the same place or the ship gave them all? I also love the matching scarves. 🙂

    • The Jackets were ordered ahead by Silversea cruise line. They sent the info for ordering our size and they were part of the cost of the cruise. They are ours to bring home. They are very warm although living in Arizona I am not sure we will get much opportunity. Very nice quality. Never felt cold. The scarves I bought to bring so that we could have a picture taken for next years Christmas cards. Ha Ha.. Just a fun thing. Turned out others love the idea so much they borrowed them to have us take their photos. Glad you are enjoying. I hope you noticed the photo of the Cappuccino. Internet is very intermittent on this trip. On our way home now and have two day through Drakes Passage. So I have patch behind ear and in place. Pam

  8. Hi Pam & Lance, Looks like a great adventure. You know most people don’t realize is the weather is so humid that 34 degrees feels a lot colder then in a dry climate. Love your blog and all your pictures.

    • Susan, It is amazing here. We have the clothing so we have never felt cold. In fact I have eliminated long johns under the pants. Too warm. But it is beautiful here.

      Glad you are enjoying. We have been off line for a few days so trying to get caught up. On our way back.

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