The forecast for today was cloudy to partly cloudy skies and windy, with slightly lower air temperatures throughout the day around 45°F (7°C). [Note: This version of our review leaves out many details of the food, wine and entertainment on the ship in order to focus on the expedition component. Giant is an understatement: this is the largest king penguin colony on South Georgia with 250,000 breeding pairs, so there are at least a half-million birds here. Quark Expeditions or Lindblad Expeditions? There are two security areas: one for flights going north and the other for flights going south. It does have downloadable copies of the required passenger forms; however, they cannot be submitted through the website. From our interactions with other guests, we guessed that there were about a dozen from the USA and maybe twice that many from Australia and New Zealand. When we got out in the zodiacs, we could see he was surface feeding. John and I were the first to hike to the end of the trail at the Devil’s Nose, a rocky promontory with dramatic sandstone cliffs, but the people in the 4WD got there first. Back down at the penguin colony, we walked along the beach for nice views of the glacier from below. Shackleton died here in 1922, the day after arriving on the Quest for his final expedition to Antarctica. We skipped the afternoon lecture on “Movement, Beauty and Change in the Cryosphere - Part 1” by Julien; we had heard similar lectures in the Arctic. The only way to get through to Ponant was by telephone. We had booked a Deluxe Stateroom with balcony, located midships on the port side; it was exactly what we had expected from the photos on the Ponant website. daily program, which we got late this evening. The landing site had four crew in dry suits to pull in the zodiac and help us negotiate the surf to get ashore. We saw crabeater seals on icebergs and Weddell seals on the beach. The walk this morning was supposed to be 2 km (1.2 mi) but we measured 2.1 miles (3.4 km) on the Garmin; the elevation gain was 181 feet (55 m). Here we could walk to an overlook of the bay at an elevation of 250 ft (76 m). ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-106081913', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');flight to Ushuaia left at 8:55 a.m. and we were supposed to check at 6:55 a.m., so we arrived with plenty of time and in advance of most of the crowd. On the way back to the dock, we stopped at the old (1880) farmhouse for tea and an impressive assortment of cookies and cakes. Although this is a non-smoking ship, there is a distinct cigarette smoke odor in the Theater, probably residue from the smokers’ clothing. There was an earlier flight to Ushuaia and people were still queued up for it. Bath linens are mat, bath towels, hand towels and face cloths. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-106081876', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');cruises and land tours; often our trips combine the two. We enjoyed our treats at a picnic table in the pretty garden, full of flowers. Because these were also our cabin keys, we had to carry them with us instead of leaving them in the pocket on the left parka sleeve (as we did on the Ocean Adventurer). The Captain soon announced that there was a life-threatening medical emergency and he had turned the ship around at 11 p.m. last night to return to the closest place where a medical evacuation would be possible—the Falkland Islands—36 hours away. As first-time guests, we also received $250 pp on board credit. DAY 15: MONDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2020—CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE. Starting at 5 p.m., two color groups began cruising Charlotte Bay in the zodiacs for one hour, while the other two were spending 1.5 hours on land; groups would then alternate cruising and landing. Our carry-ons were not weighed. There were a few gentoo penguins scattered here and there and some gulls and cormorants. We have read so much and watched so many movies and TV programs about Sir Ernest that we probably could have given the talk ourselves.

Saunders Island is a working sheep farm and we saw a number of those as we climbed up the slopes of Mt. By the end of the 3-month study period, 45.9% of thrombi had completely resolved. Trip Reports: How to write them, where to find them. Incidence and outcome of isolated distal deep vein thrombosis in kidney transplant recipients. The building next door houses a life-sized (22.5 feet or 6.9 m) replica of the “James Caird”, the open boat in which Shackleton and five of his crew sailed from Elephant Island to South Georgia. It was disappointing to hear that we would lose 2-3 days of expeditions but we were thankful that neither of us was the person who would be dangling from a helicopter (no place for it to land) tomorrow morning. The ship is rolling a bit more as we approach the Antarctic Convergence. and good times.  |  “Shackleton” (2002) The true story of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition to the South Pole, and his epic struggle to lead his twenty-eight man crew to safety after his ship, Endurance, was crushed in the pack ice. We went to a good lecture on “The Plankton” by Rachel. Next to the sink are small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion as well as a bar of soap; those toiletries are “Un Jardin sur Le Nil” by Hermès. This is definitely an upscale ship with lovely décor. We decided to dress in insulated pants and mid-layer plus base layer top because of the wind and the half-hour zodiac ride. The ship was really rolling this evening as we passed Shag Rocks, six small uninhabited islands on a seamount of the Scotia Ridge. COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Of course, that all would depend on the seas and the weather. Only the presence of cancer was prognostic for IGSVT progression. The whale had followed us here too! Then we were directed to buses, depending on our language and whether or not we were taking the optional (extra cost) excursion to the Tierra del Fuego National Park (…). Like other travel companies, Ponant was scrambling to deal with this issue. Although partial payments could be made that way, I did not always receive correct information about my booking. Velcro and pockets are especially susceptible to collecting seeds and other contraband; I did have one seed (shame!) 2020 Jun;98(6):324-331. doi: 10.4174/astr.2020.98.6.324. One side of the cabin has the wardrobe and a long shelf that holds a tray with bottles of water (sparkling and still), the telephone, a lamp and a folio with information on the ship and cabin. Reply to: Trip Report: Ponant Le Soléal 03Feb2020 Beyond the Polar Cir. The ship’s doctor examined everyone’s passport to look for passport stamps from China. Fortuna Bay has a small colony of king penguins, “only” about ten thousand breeding pairs. The Ponant-arranged Aerolineas Argentina (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-106081940', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');cruise. We would take a 1.5 hour (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? We were quite overheated by the time we got back to the landing point.

After 25 minutes, the helicopter returned and hauled up the doctor and the patient. However, we expressed disappointment that we had not had any wildlife lectures yet. Deep Vein Thrombosis in Patients with Intertrochanteric Fracture: A Retrospective Study.