Monthly Archives: October 2006

The Fear

In less than two weeks I’ll be forced up the stairs of a plane, the first step in our journey to Chile. I say forced because I hate flying, or rather I have an irrational fear of it. I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Freddy, what do Yaks eat ?

I was showing my son Jack this site the other day, he’s just turned five and I wanted him to understand why daddy will be away for nearly a month. I tried to show him South Georgia and Antarctica on … Continue reading

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The UV Ushuaia

Well if we hit a “freak wave” in the South Atlantic then i’d like to know a little bit more about the ship i’ll be going down with. The UV USHUAIA was commisioned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … Continue reading

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South Georgia Traverse Route

I’ve plotted the Lat/Long GPS route data in Google Earth and produced an image of the route below. You should be able to click on this image to see a larger and clearer version.

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Shackleton’s Grave, Grytviken.

Ernest Shackleton final resting place is in the small “whalers” graveyard at Grytviken. (courtersy of Google Maps)

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Stromness Whaling Station.

(courtesy of Google Maps)

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The Start

It’s ironic to be sitting here in Lansdowne road on a cold October evening, cheering Munster and freezing, whilst all my cold weather gear is on its way to Chile. Likewise to have a membership card in my wallet for … Continue reading

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