Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Reason to Rejoice...

....today I wasn't sick!!!!


The other day, the only photo I took was the above....that is because we were at a hut, and hadn't started to make upward progress yet. After taking said pic and setting off, I wasn't really up to much that was either great or good - sigh. FYI read: digilbert.blogspot.com/2012/04/going-high.html

Today, however, breakfast, lunch and last nights' tea all stayed in - brillant :-)

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Going mainly uphill...

Have spent the past few days doing quite a lot of uphill skiing....the views have been great; company fab; coffee and vino scrumptious; legs and lungs, however - pants.

As a consequence of my preoccupation with trying to breathe, the notion of taking photo's has passed me by, so for info/entertainment, have a look here: 

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

So was it cold....

...on the Laurie Island penguin fiddling holiday????



...hmmm - might have been !

Monday, 6 February 2012

Orphanned Chickeeee Says....


...it's a REALLY stupid idea to swim into the jaws of death...




















...the outcome is seldom pretty...



Saturday, 4 February 2012

Little Chickeee Says....

                      ...it's probably not a great idea to stand in the firing line of an airborne shit....


Have just spent 5 weeks at Cape Geddes on Laurie Island in the South Orkneys working with Chinstrap Penguins.

 


They are ace although their default setting is : peck!



Some of them are not really the brightest - lets face it, if you try and incubate a skull instead of an egg it suggests some of those southern-hemisphere synapses aren't firing....


Lots of chickees hatched at the start of the new year - super cute, and very good Skua and Petrel food...will save some of the gory pics for later.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Heading North



Currently on a Norwegian krill fishing boat on the way north....albeit slowly 'cause they are fishing for krill along the way.

Contrary to expectations, it is the most comfy ship I've been on...monumentally clean with amazing food.

I've even got a little spot to myself on the front deck, although this southern hemisphere-being-upside-down thing pisses you off after a while....







Beginning to look a little like this after one too many fatboy breakfasts/dinners/evening meals........