Armchair Travelers, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center on Thursday, March 14th at 1:30 p.m. Doug and Lindy Webb will share photographs, videos, and stories of an expedition cruise trip they took to the Antarctica Peninsula.
The 11-day trip on the Norwegian Hurtigurten ship MS Midnatsol was a round-trip journey from Ushuaia, the southern-most South American city. The weather, waves, wind, wildlife, and ice greatly cooperated to produce a memorable trip. Eight stops along the Peninsula included zodiac ferrying to land for individual exploring and zodiac trips around the bays to view wildlife and icebergs. The Webbs also participated in special activities (snowshoeing, kayaking, and an overnight on the peninsula), as well as two “most-optional” activities (a polar plunge and a slide down a small mountain).
In addition to wonderful ice, mountain, and iceberg scenery while traversing from stop to stop, wildlife was abundant. Doug and Lindy saw Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins, seals, whales, and multiple birds. Penguins always had the right-of-way, and the ship stopped mid-passage to allow whales to socialize and check out the ship.
Adults are invited to this free program on the second Thursday of each month in the Community Meeting Rooms of the Civic Center Library.