Thanks Armand, it looks as if it was a lovely trip, and the pictures are nice too. I noticed that one has slightly blown highlights, although near the sun that isn't surprising, and I believe that that is one of the problems many of the p & s cameras. But, I went into my local camera store today and put a deposit on the new waterproof Nikon mentioned above. I thought about waiting until nearer Christmas in hopes of a price drop (last year I got my D600 when they were throwing in the lens), but Nikon has also had shortages on some cameras in the past and, since this is a bit of a niche camera, I didn't want to risk not getting it. Besides, we can still kayak here (west coast of BC) when it should be on the shelves, so I can play with it in some comfort before we go. I'll be sure to post some photos taken with it when we get back from Antarctica.