Deception Island reprise...

with a panoramic view from the summit of Ronald Hill above Whaler’s Bay.

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The British Antarctic Survey station and older Norwegian whaling operation were swept by lahars in 1969 during another eruption in nearby Telefon Bay.

The British Antarctic Survey station and older Norwegian whaling operation were swept by lahars in 1969 during another eruption in nearby Telefon Bay.

Descent from Ronald Hill where the panorama was taken.

Descent from Ronald Hill where the panorama was taken.

First landing at Fort Point...

on this second voyage to Antarctica. Here we are on Greenwich Island in the Shetland Island group, arriving on a pebble tombolo beach populated by fur seals and gentoo and chinstrap penguins.

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“JD,” our expedition leader, expressing joy at Fort Point.  Life is good!

“JD,” our expedition leader, expressing joy at Fort Point. Life is good!

Returning to Ushuaia...

following a terrific 18 day long voyage to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica. The guests will depart tomorrow and the ship reprovisioned, welcoming new guests aboard later in the day with a return to Antarctica.

Rejuvenation, not retirement...

is a more positive way of thinking about my new focus in life. Here I am in Gold Harbour on South Georgia celebrating this wonderful exploration of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

Bertrand Glacier and me!

Bertrand Glacier and me!

Sedimentary sandstones consisting of a series of stacked turbidites.

Sedimentary sandstones consisting of a series of stacked turbidites.

Expedition staff member Ingrid Nixon, who took the images of me shown above.

Expedition staff member Ingrid Nixon, who took the images of me shown above.

Telefon Bay on Deception Island...

was the site of phreatomagmatic eruptions in 1967, 1969 and 1970. Since then, a glacier is advancing into one of the maar craters formed during the explosive eruptions.

Another day at the office at Whaler’s Bay in the Deception Island caldera.

Another day at the office at Whaler’s Bay in the Deception Island caldera.