penguins and a sea lion taking a free ride
at times the passage through the channel is rather small
the Hurtigruten MS NordNorge is in a hurry and passes us on portside. Norway is far away..
some prefer the hot jacuzzi but most of us just enjoy the scenery
the MS NordNorge tucked away below towering mountains
Neumayer Channel
Neumayer Channel is a winding and sometimes narrow waterway between Wiencke Island and Anvers Island.
Most antarctic cruises include a passage through this channel, and for good reasons.
For when the weather gods cooperate, the view of snow and glacier covered peaks and mountains is simply breathtaking.
 
On Feb 26 2008, we passed through the Channel in a South-North direction, initially with a crisp blue sky and fair wind conditions. The ideal setting for stunning panoramas and postcard-like pictures.
In the afternoon the weather changed for the worse and in the evening we even had some snow on the deck.
 
All in all an unforgettable day.
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entering Neymaier Channel from the South, Anvers Island on the portside
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entering Neymaier Channel from the South, Wiencke Island on starboard
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the view may be grand, but this fellow has other priorities
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short pants and t-shirt?, it's freezing cold in the strong headwind
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icebergs drift freely in the channel
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these are icebergs in the making
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later in the evening we have snow on the deck
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there is hot soup for the cold and hungry
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