Day 21–Steeple Jason and Grave Cove

This morning we were up and ready to land on Steeple Jason which is home to 20000 albatross. It’s a difficult landing site with a narrow weather window so the team were planning on landing us and leaving us there all day till the weather passed and pack us a few sandwiches. This morning was…

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Day 20–Saunders Island

Today we headed to Saunders Island. Even though I knew on Day 12 the dream was over, being in the snow and conditions in South Georgia hid that seeing penguins on bright green grass really brought that front and centre. It’s a steep landscape here with a variety of bird life. It’s interesting to walk…

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Day 15–Gold Harbour

We pulled into Gold Harbour bright an early and they woke us up 2 hours earlier than expected as the weather was good. When buying gear for this trip I had resisted cheaping out and we’d bought expensive waterproof pants and jackets and today they where worth every cent. I was the first onto my…

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Day 13 and 14–Salisbury Plains

We’d had a rough night in more way than one and this is the view that greeted us out of our porthole this morning We made it to Salisbury Plains this Thursday afternoon to give us some fresh air but the conditions changed for the worse and only some of the passengers managed to get…

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Day 12–Grytviken and Jason Habour

This morning we landed at our first of two compulsory stops on our trip – Grytviken. It’s an old whaling station that was set up in 1904. After being cold yesterday I went for more layers. This time I had two thermals, a fleece jacket, my down jacket and my outer shell. I felt like…

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Day 11 – Land Ahoy!

We’re running ahead of schedule and we’re going to hit land early and actually walk on solid ground today. My head has stopped spinning. Not sure if it’s the calmer waters, not taking my old meds or taking the new meds but I’m up and around for more than an hour at a time for…

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Day 8-10 All aboard the Ushuaia

Saturday we’re up early to get to the airport for our flight to Mt Pleasant. If you’ve never been on a smallish plane with 100+ photographers it’s an experience. Unsurprisingly with a full flight we quickly ran out of overhead locker space. This meant John and I had to endure the first 3 hours with…

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Day 6–Hike up Alto el Naranjo

Today we got out of town and went for a hike up Alto el Naranjo. It’s a short drive out of the city except in peak hour traffic when it’s quite a bit longer. It’s quite a steep walk on very slippery rubble. It gave my new hiking boots a good workout. I really should…

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Day 4–chilling around Easter Island

Woke up early this morning for sunrise only for it to be really cloudy and pouring down with rain. So meant a nice slow morning and catching up on some sleep. Went into town for lunch and to get some more cash only to find the ATMs aren’t working today. Hopefully they’ll be working again…

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Day 2–Sunday To Easter Island

This morning we were up early to catch our flight to Easter Island. I was a bit worried whether the taxi the hotel had called for us would arrive or it would be lost in translation of my extremely poor attempt at Spanish. I breathed a big sigh of relief at 5:30 am when we…

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Day 1–Saturday To Santiago

Today we are officially on holidays. After booking this trip over 14 months in advance it has been a slow countdown. It’s been a long first day getting up at 5am to get to the airport in Brisbane, to catch our flight to Sydney. Then a quick change of airports before jumping on our next…

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Top Resources for Getting to Know Kinect v2 SDK

The public preview for the Kinect V2 SDK came out recently and I get a few questions on where to start.  Here’s my top resources to help you out. Since the alpha device the hub and powersupply has reduced in size dramatically which makes it much easier to transport. 1. SDK Download – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43661. This…

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