PELAGIC NEWS LETTER NO31 - 17 Dec 2010
This is a wrap up before the holidays kick in. Both Pelagic and Pelagic Australis arrived within 12 hours of each other back in Stanley after two very successful South Georgia expeditions. The kayakers and the mountaineers certainly can party together by all accounts!
Expedition Links and Photos
Go www.southgeorgia2010.blogspot.com for the full photo gallery and blog on the first unsupported kayak circumnavigation of the island by this strong Norwegian team, with Pelagic as safety cover. On board, skipper Chris Harris also blogged from the Pelagic perspective. go www.sailblogs.com/member/ice .
Stephen Venables has now fleshed out his web site and blog on www.stephenvenables.com/blog2.asp Marvellous pictures of their traverse from Royal Bay to Larsen Harbour.
Makes me want to go back! Pelagic Australis was the mother ship - the five star mobile base camp.
Pelagic Expeditions Sponsors a Hectare of S. Georgia
Pelagic Expeditions has just sponsored a hectare of South Georgia for 90 GBP.
This will enable the South Georgia Heritage Trust to clear this hectare of
rats in what is a multi-year rodent eradication programme beginning in
February 2011. This programme is partly funded, but they need many more
donations in order to accomplish the objective of making the island rodent
free by 2015. I urge you to go
www.sght.org/projects.htm or for US donations
www.sght.org/usdonations.htm to sign on. For the many clients of Pelagic
Expeditions who have visited the island I expect a big turnout!
“They take Falkland Islands money here, and we buy some first day covers,
some tiny unlikely looking hand-knitted penguins with small woolen hats of
banded green and white. I imagine some enterprising child, settled in for
the winter, tongue sticking out of the corner of her mouth, working the
awkward needles, and I am uncomfortably moved. We were like that once, I
think, content with immediate horizons, dreaming of the wider world,
preparing ourselves for it at our own pace, but not yet made anxious by its
nagging virtual presence in the daily moment. There was time in the world
then, I think, and now there seems to be no time at all. Too many worlds
colliding in the daily run of things.”
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