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November 27, 2007


Claire Walter

When my husband and I visited Antarctica aboard one of the smaller ships (the "Disko," then operated by now-defunct and like GAP Adventures, based Toronto), the naturalists and other experts who accompanied all the landings were meticulous in their environmental cautions. Take nothing ashore that could be dropped -- and if something is dropped accidentally, pick it up. Discard nothing. Keep proscribed distances from wildlife. I believe it was 15 feet from penguins. No one briefed the penguins however, and juveniles often waddled up to us and started tapping our knees with their beaks, hoping that we would dispense some krill.

Claire @ http://travel-babel.blogspot.com


It's good to know that the tour operators were so thorough Claire - and that the penguins were so friendly!

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