It’s not easy to visit Antarctica, one of the world’s cruellest and most desolate environments, but it sure is worth it. Watching great swarms of penguins huddling together, stumbling through blizzards or nose-diving into the bone-chilling water is just astonishing. The smoky grey fluff-ball chicks don’t waddle far from the safety of their parents, but visitors to Antarctica on a cruise can spot them without too much difficulty. And it’s not only penguins - great big albatrosses whirl through the iron sky, far seals sprawl on the water’s edge and whales breach the surf. Abercrombie & Kent offer a luxury 14-night Classic Antarctica Cruise from £10,300 per person, including full-board accommodation, excursions and domestic flights. [Photo: Pexels]
MICHAEL K: "A fact sheet previewing the announcement states that the expanded area is considered a sacred place for Native Hawaiians." Well, bowl me over with shock!! They are doing that all the time these days, despite no history book documenting it, claiming the "sacredity" of a place is from an oral tradition of some person off in a trailer hut with 2% native Hawaiian blood from a liaison that supposedly happened in the 1850s. Yeah, the robust "Native Hawaiian Activist Movement" has been inventing "sacred religious places that only native Hawaiians should have access to", for decades now.. Want to build a new telescope and tens of miles away from where any 'native' ever lived, all of a sudden when the suggested payout to the activists doesn't come through...it becomes a "sacred place"....and no new major telescope gets built. Goes to Japan's northernmost major island instead.