Taliban in the Antarctic

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  1. Sailor

    Sailor Regular Member

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    Fortunately there are no Taliban in the Antarctic yet. It is too cold to be running around dressed in 700 AD outfits.

    But these pictures show an amazing side of nature. It has been so cold there in recent years that water freezes the moment it hits the atmosphere.

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    The water froze the instant the waves broke through the ice.
    That's what it is like in Antarctica where it is the coldest weather in decades. Water freezes the instant it comes in contact with the air. The temperature of the water is already some degrees below freezing.
    And remember this is salt water too.

    So much for global warming.
     
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  3. Shiny Capstar

    Shiny Capstar Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    One of the places I have always wanted to go that is for sure, must see if I can find the time (and the money) in the next few years before I have kids. (I have been trying to enjoy as many of the things you can only really do without children since I married, while I have the time, money and don't have them to worry about).

    I mean my holidays are going to have to change big time when I get a few sprogs, become much more sedate.
     
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    johnee Elite Member Elite Member

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    ^^The pictures are beautiful but why would anyone want to go there? :eek:
    I would prefer to go to Himalayas. Peaceful, beautiful, holy, and near.
     
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    Shiny Capstar Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    Interesting wildlife, brilliant scenery, very different to what most other people do.... depending on what you do it could be a large challenge. What more do you want?

    The Himalayas are brilliant though, went trekking Nepal a few years back. I would go back in a heartbeat, absolutely the nicest place I have yet had the pleasure to visit. New Zealand comes close but it can't beat it.
    Going back is one things I am saving for when I have kids (when they are teenagerish), it would cost a fortune but its something I think they would have to experience. Screw a Uni fund they're getting a Nepal (or Bhutan if that becomes easier, well cheaper) fund.

    I am going to get up to my eyeballs in debt I reckon, but hell. You only live once, why not do all you can.
     
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    Great shots, thanks for posting these (can use as a wallpaper).
     
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    Typical. Sailor does all the work posting, using laborious software to add all the pics and spends ages setting it out and the brainy guy gets two THANKS.
     
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    Shiny Capstar Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    Life's brilliant isn't it:D

    Thanks for the complement by the way.
     
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    Haha didn't notice that. Thanked sailor as well. :)
     
  10. Soham

    Soham DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    Well said. Thats what I told myself the first time I tried a breezer. :D
    I would love to go there too though.. Polar bears, Orcas, Penguins, Seals... what more can one ask for !
     

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