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Taken on the most perfect day anyone could imagine down in Antarctica… sun, blue sky, pengiuns, whales… awesome!!!

Hubby and I went on an Antarctic cruise in January 2005 – the Marco Polo performed extremely well in the conditiions encountered – stunning summer weather, 10C temperatures and the like!!! She was also fantastic in the storm force 11 seas we encountered on our way back to Ushuaia whilst crossing the dreaded Drake Passage!

Sadly, the Marco Polo has been retired by Orient Lines… would have loved to go on her final cruise last March (2008) but time and money didn’t permit…

scanned from film at the ‘local’ lab

Tags

penguins, cruise, antarctica, polo, marco, flim

Comments

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Rosie!! I love your angle and framing – I also travelled on this ship to The Antarctic, it was the most thrilling experience I had ever had and long to go back again one day!! well done a great shot!!

  • Thanks so much Kate – I too long to go back (I only had film back then, I could have a ball with digital!!) When did you go???

    – Rosie Appleton

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 5 years ago

    Hi Rosie I went in 1999 when Captain Erikson commanded the ship I went from South Africa to Ushuaia, then to Antarctic and then on to Australia and the far east – my sister was a purser on board( I was so lucky) by the name of Jean Adams you may even have met her, she sold on going cruises. Nice to meet you!!

  • What an awesome trip that must have been!!!! Would love to see some photos!!!!

    – Rosie Appleton

  • Our Captian was Nenad Mogic (very cute and awefully young looking) and the Purser was Ursula Stowe – I have all the daily programs and leaflets given out on the cruise, all scrapped in 4 12×15 Creative Memories albums!!!

    – Rosie Appleton

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 5 years ago

    This is an amazing shot……. your trip sounds like one of a lifetime!

  • Thanks very much Wendi, it was the best and something I can highly recommend!!! :-D

    – Rosie Appleton

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 5 years ago

  • clarkey
    clarkeyalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous shot, Rosie, it sure looks like a wonderful day when you took this. Love your framing and the luminance. It’s a pity you couldn’t go on the last trip, I hope you are able to do it again one day, though.

  • LOL, thaks Jan – how do you think I will go getting a camera club trip organised!!!!! Kakadu has been hard enough :-D

    – Rosie Appleton

  • clarkey
    clarkeyalmost 5 years ago

    I don’t know about organizing a trip. Personally, I wouldn’t be going as it’s way too cold for me, I think I’d finally hibernate. Why not bring it up at a committee meeting and then at a club meeting, see what people think?

  • Too cold – pah!! We had 10C down there, Pete walked the decks in boardies and a sleeveless vest!!!! It was stunning and the ship itself was toasty warm, you get jackets as part of what you pay for and I was never cold!!!

    LOL I would not even try… the cost is huge and getting a group organised is way too hard – Kakadu has seen to that!!!

    – Rosie Appleton

  • clarkey
    clarkeyalmost 5 years ago

    LOL, I freeze very easily! When is Kakadu slated for?

  • LOL, poor you!!! We leave on Sat 13th June!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    – Rosie Appleton

  • clarkey
    clarkeyalmost 5 years ago

    LOL, poor me is right! How many are going and for how long?

  • There’s 11 going – me, Barb, Ray Mc, Andrew, Geoffrey, Mike and his wife Kaye, Maurice and his daughter Karen, Col (the dad of Em’s boyfriend) and Virginia (someone who used to be a member of the club) We go on the 13th and return home on the 21st, a short trip but I hope all goes well!!!

    – Rosie Appleton

  • Joseph Rieg
    Joseph Riegalmost 5 years ago

  • very cool – thanks!!!! :-D

    – Rosie Appleton

  • clarkey
    clarkeyalmost 5 years ago

    Sounds good. And . . . Congrats on the Feature, that’s geat news.

  • ta chickie :-D see you tonight???

    – Rosie Appleton

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