GRU Frisbee in Antarctica

Due to a very fortunate set of circumstances, I went on an Antarctica cruise trip in early 2009 aboard the Ocean Nova. This was a fantastic trip with some amazing photographic opportunities ... plus I brought a couple of GRU frisbee's along in case some penguins were up for a game - D'OH!

Penguins were plentiful at our landings in Antarctica, so we found a semi-flat isolated section on the rocky beach - no layouts here! James, Paul, and I formed a triangle to toss the disc as one Gentoo Penguin came over to watch. Not only was it surreal throwing a frisbee in Antarctica, but the Gentoo penguin actually started tracking the disc - he wanted to play! ;-)

Unfortunately, we didn't get any pictures/video of the frisbee tossing and Penguin-D ... darn, because we even had a few successful Hammer throws.
It did feel darn good to do some throwing and below are a few pics - how often do you see a (very rare) 1999 GRU Zodiac disc in Antarctica!

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Gentoo Penguin chick at Neko Harbor seemed interested in playing frisbee

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The GRU Zodiac Disc was also used as part of the Antarctica Snowman.

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