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McMurdo Sound

Part 5 of 7

The next 2 days brought dream weather and several important highlights. A helicopter flight into the Dry Valleys and zodiac cruising between ice floes broken off the fast ice edge in McMurdo Sound, orcas and penguins never being far away, and a little walk on sea ice. Next was the pilgrimage to Shackleton’s Nimrod-hut at Cape Royds, which again required using helicopters. And next on my own wishlist was a clear view of Mount Erebus, which we did not get 2 years ago, apart from a few hazy glimpses at late night time. This time, the famous volcano is right there in front of us, in its full splendor from tip to toe, for more than 2 days!

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To gallery:   Ushuaia   To the south polar circle   Antarctic Peninsula to the Ross Sea   In the Ross Sea   McMurdo Sound   Cape Adare   Across the Southern Ocean


last modification: 2015-02-16 · copyright: Rolf Stange