Recently on a Cruise Ship to Antarctica these trips can only occur during the summer in the southern hemisphere.So made the journey in Feb.
After Leaving Buenos Aires we traveled to the most southern city in the world Ushuaia Argentina,
Interesting enough this area has a very high level of Cataracts in the population which most likely relates to the higher level of dangerous Ultra Violet rays which exist in this part of the world because of Climate change.
We then left for the Falkland Islands which the Argentines call The Malvinas a conflict that still exists and may relate to the possible existence of large oil exploration possibilities.
We then crossed the Drake Passage after briefly stopping near Cape Horn to give respect to so many sailors who in pre-iron ships could not survive the famous rough seas in this area which I was worried about.At 5 AM the entire ship was alerted as the passengers were told of the area we were in.
The weather was superb after the sunrise the Sun was out every day we traveled across Antarctica.
After a day of cruising we stopped at Paradise Bay a favorite spot for Cruise ships because the area is teeming with wildlife.Will continue on my next post.