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South Georgian Grytviken Church Centenary: Remembering a Storied Past & Looking to the Future

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This past Christmas Day marked the centenary of the church at the Grytviken (pronounced “grit-vick-in”) whaling station on the island of South Georgia. Celebrations marked an opportunity to reflect on a hundred years of nautical history, but also to look forward, to a future of conservation, culture and natural beauty on the South Atlantic island. Consecrated December 25, 1913, the church is one of a handful of historical buildings in Grytviken and is the only to have retained its original function throughout the years.

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Quark Doctor Puts her Stamp on Nature Photography

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For British doctor, Dr. Samantha Crimmin, one of Quark's onboard doctors, work and play have dovetailed in the most remarkable of ways.

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A year on South Georgia: Sam Crimmin, Quark Expeditions Doctor

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“If you were to take a giant caring knife, slice along beneath on of the highest mountain ridges of Switzerland, just where the huge glaciers tumble into the valley below, and then drop your slice of mountain, dripping with sugar-icing, into the sea, I think you would get a fair idea of the place. For it is long and narrow and everywhere the snow covered mountains rise straight from the water, reaching near the centre of the island to a height of over 9,000 feet. Seen from afar on an early spring day , South Georgia is a breathtaking sight and one not easily forgotten.” Niall Rankin. 1946

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The Top 5 Reasons to add Antarctica to your bucket list!

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1. Be one of only a few people to Step foot on the 7th continent

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King of South Georgia

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An Antarctic fur seal in South Georgia reclines, surveying his land.

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Quark Expeditions Announces 2014 - 2015 Antarctic Season

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33 departures featuring two extended “Epic” voyages

Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventures, today announced the company’s Antarctic 2014-2015 season. Highlights of the season include two extended voyages that will offer passengers Southern Ocean and Antarctica once-in-a-lifetime adventures in and around the 7th continent. With 33 departures starting November 5, 2014, Quark offers more Antarctic voyages than any other Polar operator.

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South Georgia in the sunshine

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Pristine ice and snow from the Sea Spirit in Fortuna Bay, South Georgia - a perfect view for our ice photo today!

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King penguin chicks

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Today's photo comes from passenger Judith Conning who says "I thought you might like one of my favourite images from South Georgia/Antarctica 2008. About time I did another trip."

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Starry Starry Night in South Georgia

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A starry night sky in South Georgia.

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A view for two

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Two king penguins take in the view on a perfect Antarctic Day!

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