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Traveling to South America

Our trip with Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula began on December 17, 2013 with United Airlines #1469 departing from Washington Dulles Airport at 12:28 PM and arriving in Houston Intercontinental Airport at 2:40PM.

We then connected with United #819 departing from Houston Intercontinental Airport to Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport airport at 9:00pm.

The map shows, highlighted in four red circles, the city of Ushuaia, Argentina from which we will embark on our Southern Ocean voyage, along with the four areas we will be visiting over the next four weeks:

     –  Falkland Islands
     -  South Georgia Island
     -  South Shetland Islands
     -  Antarctic Peninsula

We had planned on visiting the South Orkney Islands, but due to heavy sea ice in the area we did not visit them.

We will return back to Ushuaia through the Drake Passage.

Photography equipment used on this trip: (2) Nikon D3S Camera bodies, AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR lens, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens, AF-S NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.8D lens,Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter, multiple Lexar Professional 16Gb and 8GB Compact Flash Cards, Jobu Design Jr Gimbal Head, Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head and Gitzo Tripod.

We protected our Camera gear during the Zodiac landings with two Cabellas Dry Bag Packs.

Map is courtesy of the Nations Online Project.

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