The Magical Peltier Channel

After our morning at Orne Harbor, we were scheduled to have a landing at Port Lockroy. Entire cruise around Antarctica is beautiful but the Peltier Channel particularly stood out and it was especially magically.

Peltier Channel is a channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) long, in a NE-SW direction, separating Doumer and Wiencke Islands to the south of Port Lockroy, in the Palmer Archipelago. Discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, and named by Charcot for Jean Peltier, noted French physicist.

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We were surrounded by mountains, icebergs, ice sheets, snow and lots of glaciers. The calm and undisturbed ocean looked like it was filled with milk. It was a short 6 mile cruise but it left us mesmerized.

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