Paradise Harbour, Antarctica
64° 54' S 62° 55' W
Dec 13, 2007 06:00
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At the Real Paradise Harbour

Day Three.  Thursday, December 13.  Afternoon,  Wet Landing at the Actual Paradise Harbour.

 

Did an absolutely unbelievable cruise into Paradise Harbour.  The first photos of this entry hopefully capture the wonder of this site.  Another hill to climb (and slide down).  As we were preparing to go up the hill, a sharp sound could be heard - it was the sound and sight of an iceberg breaking and rolling over.  The total scene took about 30 seconds so you could just match it happening in slow motion. 

To celebrate the wonderful warm weather and spirit of the moment, I put on my Hawaiian shirt as a top layer.  On this hill there was a prepared luge slide for us to go down, and most of us did.  However, going down on your back is slow, so I went down on my stomach.  Works, except your waterproof and thermal trousers fill with snow and end up at your knees.

Photos / videos of "At the Real Paradise Harbour":

Afternoon cruise to Paradise Harbour, enjoy the sights and wonderful sunny weather.  Part  1 of 7. Afternoon cruise to Paradise Harbour, enjoy the sights and wonderful sunny weather.  Part 2  of 7. Afternoon cruise to Paradise Harbour, enjoy the sights and wonderful sunny weather.  Part 3  of 7. Afternoon cruise to Paradise Harbour, enjoy the sights and wonderful sunny weather.  Part 4  of 7. Afternoon cruise to Paradise Harbour, enjoy the sights and wonderful sunny weather.  Part  5 of 7. Afternoon cruise to Paradise Harbour, enjoy the sights and wonderful sunny weather.  Part 6  of 7. Afternoon cruise to Paradise Harbour, enjoy the sights and wonderful sunny weather.  Part 7  of 7. Argentinian research station near Paradise Harbour. Out for another afternoon zodiac ride. Ice resting on land. Arctic moss, very rare, 99.999% of the continent is permanently under ice. Antarctic shag nesting on the cliff. Several shag nest on the bluff. Unique to the Antarctic are these fluffy, almost cotton ball clouds.  No idea why they are this way. More cool clouds. Brash and bergy ice. Tropical, Hawaiian shirt afternoon, really not that cold outside.