I just realized that’s in the last two photos I showed you images from an island, without showing the coast. So these time something that looks a bit more like Caribbean beach resort. OK, there are no palm trees here; neither white sand, but thanks to the warm steam from the Volcano, you can still try to swim there.
Maybe during the high season the water is slightly warmer, but if you get there on March (like I did) you will find yourself swimming in water with a temperature of 2-3 Celsius degrees, and believe me, it is freezing cold!
I’ve been told that it is not recommended to stay in the water for long time, because average body won’t be able to handle it for longer than 5 minutes.
I asked someone to take a photo of me in the water. I knew that if I walk slowly I will get stuck in the shallow water, and that’s why I ran… My brain realized how cold it is only when it was too deep to stand… and I started swimming back to the shore in a strange way… feeling like ants are walking inside my body… I was so cold that I couldn’t move. It took me maybe 10 minutes to put back my cloth on.
* Scanned image
* Again, Reflex camera broke down (probably because of the cold) so I used a simple point and shoot one.
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jinju (14265) 2005-12-01 5:15
What a desolate place. I would love an opprtunuty to go there myself. I think you were extremely lucky to go there....its almost like going to the moon in terms of how few people will ever see this place for themselves. The thing I get from this photo is the desolation, the cold, the extremity of the climate there. It all looks so alien.
feather (51128) 2005-12-01 8:15
I don't see too many people sunbathing :) Without the boat I wouldn't have recognised which was the sea. Thank you for another sight of this dramatic place
Quentin (5280) 2005-12-01 18:52
What a beautiful view! This place is huge when we see this
boat looking so small. The climat must be very hard there. I
like these low cloudes and how you composed your image. Well
PixelTerror (0) 2005-12-02 3:56
Agree with Rafal this place is deeply desolate, a strong sensation coming from the lack of colors and the very low and thick clouds, you succeeded well in showing this in your photo. Another point I find very interesting here is in your note, since you mention your reflex broke down, to which temperatures did you expose it there ?
Have a nice day,
saigon (6443) 2005-12-05 10:09
quel vue sublime de l'antartique!
un grand sentiment... d'espace!