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  • Falkland Islands – Surprise wildlife package - Before coming South, whenever someone mentioned the Falklands, I would think of barren and windy islands with not much to offer. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the reality. Many of the guests on board the ship have the same mentality as I once did, seeing the Falklands simply as a convenience stop to stretch […]
  • Gold Harbour - As much as it kills me to have left my work with the British Antarctic Survey, the new job has some pretty amazing perks. Working at King Edward Point allowed me to see a small part of South Georgia over a long period of time working immersed within incredible wildlife. However, life on board National […]
  • Salisbury Plain - It’s been a while but I thought it was about time that I wrote a blog about a typical day as a Naturalist on board the National Geographic Explorer. And what better location to do so than from Salibury Plain. The second largest king penguin colony on the island, Salisbury Plain lies within the Bay […]
  • San Pedro and Bolivian Salt Flats - If you ever get the chance to visit here, DO!  Having taken a 23 hour bus from Santiago to San Pedro, I arrived as the sunset over the Atacama desert. Even with the lights of San Pedro, the sky was filled with stars.  San Pedro isn’t the cheapest place to stay because it is located in the […]
  • And The Rest….. - Something that surprised me about my recent visit to the Antarctic Peninsula was that the ice was equally as impressive as the Killer Whales, Leopard Seals and the Humpbacks. Nothing can prepare you for the different shades of blue captured within these floating structures and the size of the slabs is simply staggering!  Fortunately conditions […]
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