Roll Out The White Carpet

Please imagine this. It could happen: “Sedgwick, it was lovely of the Emperor Penguin to roll out the white carpet especially for us.”
Sedgwick: “What do you expect, Alastair? It’s your wedding day!”
Alastair: “Fair enough. Tell me, does your suit feel a bit odd?”
Sedgwick: “Yes, mine feels strange. Have you got a problem with yours?”
Alastair: “I think that suit hire joint gave us the wrong suits.”
Sedgwick: “Bastard, why do you think that?”
Alastair: “Because mine keeps riding up the crack of my bum.”
Sedgwick: “Oh that’s nasty – so does mine. Bugger, what will we do?”
Alastair: “Let’s strip off before we get to the churchberg.”
Sedgwick: “But Alastair, what in the hell are we going to wear?”
Alastair: “We’ll go in our birthday suits. Nobody will notice.”
Sedgwick: “That’s fair enough, but what will happen down below when the minister tells you to kiss the bride?”
Alastair: “Bloody hell, Sedgwick, you and your one-track mind. One day I’m going to whack you over the head with a wet fish.”dsc_5939-1

The Escape

As the National Geographic Explorer ploughs through the ice, at times there are different animals resting on ice-floats. I was on the bow when I spotted this lone penguin ahead. For a moment I though it was doomed. But as the ship got closer, just in time, the little fellow turned its head, spotted the ship, and in a split second decided it was time to bail. Off it scurried into the icy water of Antarctica . Phew! (Unfortunately, I missed the picture just before it hit the water).dsc_0282-1

Snapping Pictures In My Undies

If you suddenly wake up on the National Geographic Explorer in the Antarctic Peninsular in sub-zero temperatures, and you pop your head through the curtain to see what is happening with the weather, make sure you don’t rush outside in your undies (underwear) to take a picture as I did. But when you haven’t got time to get dressed you have no choice. Yah, but what a sight it was. You beauty!dsc_0455