The Lemaire Chanel is one of those postcard perfect places in the Antarctic. Clear blue skies and majestic icebergs reflect in mirror-calm water framed by steep glacially cut mountains. I had three chances to experience the wonder of the Lemaire…and all three times it rained and fogged- there went the postcards. Even still, it was impressive..and on the third attempt I finally saw the fog magically reflected
So my first pass through the Lemaire was to get my group to Peterman Island and to drop off a team of researchers further south at Green Island. The Lemaire was just choked with icebergs!
Once through the foggy and berg packed Lemaire it was on to Green Island
Then it was a quick trip to Petermann Island for more penguins and glacial scenery…I mean work, yes definitely work.
Hopefully, in some future year, a will get a fourth chance to see the Lemaire at its best. Even in the rain and the chop and the fog it was a surreal experience.