The Atlantic.com reports that the sun has risen in Antarctica for the first time since mid-May. The intrepid souls who have wintered over popped the cork on Champagne last Saturday when the sun peeked over the horizon. Imagine having to put on a headlamp every time you step outside for three months!
By the time Seabourn Quest arrives at the end of November, it will be high summer, and the sun will barely set or not at all. Right now, the Arctic terns that breed in the Arctic realm during the northern summer are getting restless to begin their 44,000-mile migration back to delight us with their dancing flight in the sunlit Antarctic skies. The breeding Antarctic populations of penguins, albatrosses, seals and other fauna are feeling stirrings of their own as the daylight interrupts their cycles.
The truth is, we are all getting excited about the coming season of adventure and discovery at the southern end of the world. Have you booked your suite yet? http://bit.ly/ZiJjfi
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