Antarctic Fox
The log of Rachel and Kevin Fox's trip to the Antarctic Peninsula in the Summer of 2008-9
Day 8: Icee Day Part 2
January 2 - Duchayland Island, the Antarctic Peninsula

Part Two: Early evening on the 2nd of Janurary we went out for a zodiac ride around Duchayland Island where we found some spectacular ice formations, some beautiful ice textures, a whole lot of leopard seals, some nesting skua, and an all-around wonderful time. Heading to the far side of the island we found place to land and had a short hike before heading back to the boats. On the return, several of us tried our hands at driving the zodiac boats. All in all a great way to end a beautiful day.

Snow Capped

Snow Capped - Antarctica. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Sara at the helm

Sara at the helm - Rob and Tim make it look so easy, but keeping the Zodiac on an even keel isn't as simple as it looks! - Photo by Kevin Fox
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The Lee of the Brian

The Lee of the Brian - Rachel seeks cover from the wind behind Brian. Shh! - Photo by Kevin Fox
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Blue Ice

Blue Ice - Icicles on an iceberg in Antarctica. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Ice Berg Blue

Ice Berg Blue - Iceberg in Antarctica. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Ice Art

Ice Art - I swear there must be a penguin artist arranging the icicles. Everything is just so beautiful. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Thumbs Up Club

Thumbs Up Club - We thought that mountain in the background looked an awful lot like a hand doing thumbs up, so we gave it our own thumbs up! - Photo by Tim Soper - Photo by Antarctic Fox
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Caves

Caves - Caves in the cliff side snow of Antarctica. - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Whipped Topping

Whipped Topping - Snowy peak looks like extra whipped topping - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Captain Ingrid

Captain Ingrid - Ingrid's turn at the wheel of our zodiac. - Photo by Tim Soper - Photo by Antarctic Fox
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Clear Ice

Clear Ice - More clear ice from a freshwater glacier. Grab this stuff and put it in the drinks thank you! - Photo by Rachel Lea Fox
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Read the next chapter: Day 9: Port Lockroy - Base A


Table of Contents:

Introduction: Telling the Story posted Jan 10, 2009

Day 0: Positioning posted Jan 12, 2009

Leaving, on a jet plane posted Jan 12, 2009

Day 1: The Herc posted Jan 15, 2009

Day 1: Penguino posted Jan 16, 2009

Day 2: Chicken posted Jan 17, 2009

Day 2: Leopard posted Jan 19, 2009

Day 2: Snow Day posted Jan 22, 2009

Day 2: Shipwreck posted Jan 26, 2009

Day 2: Totally Tabular posted Jan 27, 2009

Day 3: Gentoo Cute posted Jan 29, 2009

Day 3: Lichen Shag Glacier posted Feb 3, 2009

Day 3: Palmer Station Visit posted Feb 9, 2009

Day 4: Icy Penguins posted Feb 11, 2009

Day 4: Adelie Awesome posted Feb 15, 2009

Day 4: Leopard Seal Attack posted Feb 17, 2009

Day 4: Kayak posted Feb 19, 2009

Day 4: Vernadsky Station Visit posted Feb 23, 2009

Day 4: Vernadsky Sunset posted Feb 25, 2009

Day 5: Antarctic Circle posted Feb 27, 2009

Day 5: Polar Plunge posted Mar 5, 2009

Day 5: Mouth of The Gullet posted Mar 13, 2009

Day 5: Ice Camping posted Mar 18, 2009

Day 6: Flamingos on Ice posted Mar 20, 2009

Day 6: Mountain Climbing posted Mar 24, 2009

Day 6: Ice Textures posted Mar 26, 2009

Day 6: Antarctic New Years posted Apr 2, 2009

Day 7: Crystal Sound Icebreaker posted Apr 9, 2009

Day 7: Abandoned Antarctica: Base W - Part 1 posted Apr 17, 2009

Day 7: Abandoned Antarctica: Base W - Part 2 posted Apr 21, 2009

Day 8: Bird Watching in the Fish Islands posted Apr 23, 2009

Day 8: Icee Day - Part 1 posted May 5, 2009

» Day 8: Icee Day - Part 2 posted May 11, 2009

Day 9: Port Lockroy - Base A posted May 20, 2009

Bonus Chapter: Baby Penguins! posted May 21, 2009

Day 9: Antarctic Humpback Whales posted June 3, 2009

Day 9: Dallmann Butt Sliding posted June 11, 2009

Day 10: Birthday Whales posted June 23, 2009

Day 10: Hannah Point Part 1: The Birds posted July 15, 2009

Day 10: Hannah Point Part 2: Elephant Seals posted July 22, 2009

Day 10: Deception Island - Part 1: Walking on the Moon posted Dec 11, 2009

Day 10: Deception Island - Part 2: The Martian Chronicles of Oz posted Dec 15, 2009

Day 11: Emperor Penguins posted Jan 8, 2010

Day 12: Black and White and Pink All Over posted Aug 4, 2011

More chapters posted every few days...



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