South Shetland Islands 
Today was our first day getting in the kayaks! Here we are in the mudroom gearing up.
Today was our first day getting in the kayaks! Here we are in the mudroom gearing up.
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We put the kayaks into the water from the side of our boat. Our kayak master Randall is in yellow.
We put the kayaks into the water from the side of our boat. Our kayak master Randall is in yellow.
Last comment 10/03/21.
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Melissa was my partner. Considering I was a kayaking rookie and also in charge of steering us through some challenging rows my friends were not so sure if either of us were going to survive..
Melissa was my partner. Considering I was a kayaking rookie and also in charge of steering us through some challenging rows my friends were not so sure if either of us were going to survive..
Last comment 08/12/20.
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One of the coolest side benefits of kayaking was that it got us up close to the penguins as they leaped out of the water to and fro.
One of the coolest side benefits of kayaking was that it got us up close to the penguins as they leaped out of the water to and fro.
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This afternoon we landed at Whaler's Bay, an abandoned whaling site.
This afternoon we landed at Whaler's Bay, an abandoned whaling site.
Last comment 10/03/21.
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These buildings were used for whale oil processing starting in 1906. After advances in ship technology and the drop in prices during the Great Depression, this site was abandoned in 1931 and was never reoccupied.
These buildings were used for whale oil processing starting in 1906. After advances in ship technology and the drop in prices during the Great Depression, this site was abandoned in 1931 and was never reoccupied.
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The history of the site was interesting but the real excitement in the air here was that this is where we were planning to do our Polar Bear Plunge!
The history of the site was interesting but the real excitement in the air here was that this is where we were planning to do our Polar Bear Plunge!
Last comment 08/13/20.
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That's my head peeking out. At first I was in shock and then quickly my body began screaming to get out of the water. :-)
That's my head peeking out. At first I was in shock and then quickly my body began screaming to get out of the water. :-)
Last comment 10/04/21.
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And here it is, my foolishness has now been certified.
And here it is, my foolishness has now been certified.
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