Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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Our Antarctic Dream Comes True, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Our Antarctic Dream Comes True

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 271 Temperature : Freezing!! Weather : Sunshine morning and cloudy afternoon Antarctica Day Five - Curveville Island, Neko Harbour, Zodiac Cruise and Chilean Base This was the Antarctica that we ordered!!! We woke up to the most ...

Change of Scenery Once Again, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Change of Scenery Once Again

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 274 Temperature : 3 degrees Weather : Overcast Antarctica Day Eight - Deception Island It was our last day in Antarctica and we had returned to the South Shetland Islands once again, this time to Deception Island. The landscape had ...

Passport Stamps and Whale Watching, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Passport Stamps and Whale Watching

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 273 Temperature : 3 Degrees Weather : Some sunshine Antarctica Day Seven - Port Lockroy and Whale Watching On Day Seven of our Antarctica expedition we woke up to much better weather. There wasn't a bright blue sky but there were ...

Probably the best hot springs ever.........., Whalers Bay, Deception Island and Aitcho Island, Antarctica travel blog

Probably the best hot springs ever..........

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Set the alarm for 3am for sunrise but it is cloudy outside so we go back to bed. We are woken by the bing bong of the PA system at 7.30am for breakfast and it is still cloudy and a bit snowy. We have arrived at Deception Island. Curious name and ...

Probably the best Drake Passage crossing ever....., South Shetland Islands to Ushuaia via Drake Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Probably the best Drake Passage crossing ever.....

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... been my most positive ever. I struggle to find a way to suggest to improve the trip and can only suggest letting the crew experience Antarctica more than they did (one group got a chance to go on land). Then Oscar, one of the staff, hosts an charity ...

The South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

The South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 270 Temperature : 3 degrees Weather : Cloudy Antarctica Day Four – Aitcho Island and Half Moon Island The first thing that was evident upon waking up was that our little ship wasn't rolling around from side to side, or ...

The Weather Closes In, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

The Weather Closes In

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 272 Temperature : Freezing! Weather : Snowing and windy Antarctica Day Six - Petermen Island Day six in Antarctica started off well with a stop at Petermen Island in the morning. As the zodiacs approached the island the broken ice ...

NationalGeographic.com chose one of my photos!!, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

NationalGeographic.com chose one of my photos!!

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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I'm jumping ahead here a bit to a story from Antarctica, but I need your help.  There was a guy named Ross from NationalGeographic.com on our ship (he was just on vacation).  At the end of the expedition, we all shared our best photos with ...

Who┤s Who, Quotable Quotes, and Trip Highlights, Penguin Love, Antarctica travel blog

Who┤s Who, Quotable Quotes, and Trip Highlights

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... - Ba˝os, Ecuador 5. Las Ruinas - Vilcabamba, Ecuador 6. Koala Hostal - Potosi, Bolivia 7. Refugio - Puerto Madryn 8. Antarctica - Ushuaia 9. Sandanzas - Buenos Aires 10. Stoneofabeach - Copacabana, Rio, Brazil 11. Pousada Terra Nossa - Pelorinho, ...

Antarctica Day3 - Drake's Passage, Drake's Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Day3 - Drake's Passage

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... 15h00 third lecture (i.e. Zodiak landing explanations) Or 14h-18h landing 16h00 Tea and cakes 17h00 4th lecture (i.e. Antarctica historic tales) 19h00 Dinner 20h45 Movie   This schedule is pretty good as it gives us time ...

Antarctica Day2 - Drake's Passage, Drake Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Day2 - Drake's Passage

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... to break the iceJ .   Day 2 is typically a day of travel, lectures and slowly preparing our arrival to Antarctica.  We have started to see magnificent birds, such as Albatrosses.  The Albatross is the widest bird in the world ...

Probably the luckiest people in the world........., Kinnes Cove, Antarctica travel blog

Probably the luckiest people in the world.........

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... tuxedo or ball gown for tonight┤s Captain┤s dinner. We put on clean t-shirts. This is preceded by a welcome to Antarctica champagne reception and an introduction by the Captain. Is an amusing and friendly chap and looks just like Captain Birdseye. ...

Inclement Weather on the White Continent, Half Moon Island, Antarctica travel blog

Inclement Weather on the White Continent

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... plying back and forth carrying fourteen people at a time. The Marco Polo follows the guidelines of IAATO (International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators) and allows only 100 people on shore for an hour at a time, with one naturalist guide for ...

Antarctica Day5 - Deception Island and around, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Day5 - Deception Island and around

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... rocky boat.  Pretty unusual for the protected location we are, but this is Antarctica and everything is possible.    It was not even 8h00 this morning ...

Manuel and the Hoochy Coochy, Hannah Point, Livingston Island, Antarctica travel blog

Manuel and the Hoochy Coochy

A travel blog entry by burtonll

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... stern, searching for a guilty face. "You think one pebble will not matter?" A pause. "Twenty-four thousand visitors came to Antarctica last year. If each person took ONE PEBBLE, what would happen to the beach! What would happen to the penguins! Do not ...

God Jul / Frohe Weihnachten / Feliz Navidad, Discovery Bay, Greenwich Island, Antarctica travel blog

God Jul / Frohe Weihnachten / Feliz Navidad

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God Jul / Frohe Weihnachten / Feliz Navidad / Happy Christmas I've never had a Christmas Eve like this one. A morning landing in Admiralty Bay, a meeting of the penguins, a talk with Mario, who is stationed at Poland's Arctowski station for the next ...

Glissading in Paradise, Culverville Island, Paradise Harbor Mainland, Leith Cove, Antarctica travel blog

Glissading in Paradise

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... out," Ross laughed. "I walked to where the children were making a snowman and sunk, three feet down." Ah, summer in Antarctica. The sun kept shining. Everybody back on board, move on. Announcement: we will anchor overnight at Leith Cove. Dinner ...

Will we, won┤t we?, Brown Bluff, Antarctica travel blog

Will we, won┤t we?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... imagine. Briefing on Brown Bluff (63 degrees 32┤S, 56 degrees 55, W) our intended first, and possibly last, landing on Antarctica. Ice-capped flat topped mountain, 745m with a prominent cliff of reddish brown volcanic rock on the north face 9 miles ...

Beam me up, Scotty, Drake Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Beam me up, Scotty

A travel blog entry by burtonll

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The rolling woke me up at 3 AM. The sun outside revealed the waves. Waves, and nothing but. I reached for the wristbands, pulled the covers up. I woke at 5, and then again at 7. The ship was rolling, swaying, natural for open waters, not natural for a ...

Antarctica Day6 - Danco Island, Danco Island, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Day6 - Danco Island

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... reflection.   Later some sent, at the British station of Port Lockory, post cards from Antarctica to the world.  The station is overrun by penguins and the rule of 5m is impossible ...

Christmas Eve with Evie, Arctowski Station, Admiralty Bay, King George Island, Antarctica travel blog

Christmas Eve with Evie

A travel blog entry by burtonll

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... boots. Into the next room, blop blop blop blop. I was handed a life jacket, helped to adjust it over my Nordic blue Antarctica Voyage of Discovery waterproof, windproof parka. Then fumble through all the layers to find my ID card. Beep, scan me through, ...

Probably the best sunset ever.............., Somewhere in the sea close to Antarctica!, Antarctica travel blog

Probably the best sunset ever..............

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Back on board we celebrate our landing with a bottle of champagne and then have dinner. As we chat with our fellow passengers we notice the sky outside and reflections are turning fantastic reds and oranges and later we witness a fantastic sunset with ...

Probably the coolest animal in the world.........., Paulet Island, Antarctica travel blog

Probably the coolest animal in the world..........

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Paulet Island (63 degrees, 35 ┤S and 55 degrees 47┤W) Circular Island 1 mile diameter and 3 miles SE of Dundee island off NE Antarctic Peninsula. Discovered by British Expedition by Ross 1839-43 named by him after Rt Hon Lord George Paulet. On ...

Antarctica Day7 - Lemaire Channel, Lemaire Channel, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Day7 - Lemaire Channel

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... and the main land below the Antarctica circle (below 66 degrees south) could then reach above zero temperatures.    Antarctica receives 5 cm of snow per year.  This is very little in comparison with other places in the ...

Antarctica Day8 - Paradise Bay, Paradise Bay, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Day8 - Paradise Bay

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... for example, where I was just a few months ago.  As everything was reddish and yellowish in the Arizona desert, here in Antarctica everything is white.  We were fortunate enough to have 5 superb sunny days (which is very unusual) and so I have ...

65.9 Degrees South - Our Most Southerly Point., Lemaire Channel, Antarctica travel blog

65.9 Degrees South - Our Most Southerly Point.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... cruise a bitter wind whipped the water into chop and cold spray splashing all, so the boats headed in. In Antarctica winds are continually revolving the continent and can arrive at any location with limited warning. (known as Catatonic ...

Probably the best landing ever.........., Cuverville Island and then Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Probably the best landing ever..........

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... of newspapers when the Duke of Edinburgh visited and telegram messages. It is fascinating to see it all. Yet another side to Antarctica. We manage to stop ourselves buying anything in possibly the remotest shop in the world as it is not the cheapest ...

Why Antarctica - Why Not! - First Landing., Aitcho Island, Antarctica travel blog

Why Antarctica - Why Not! - First Landing.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... recognized worldwide as an authority on penguins. Scott is a Historian and his lectures on the historical figures who ventured into Antarctica were amazing.  John, one of the expedition leaders has more than 80 Antarctica trips to his credit' but ...

ANTARCTICA - NIRVANA OF MY ADVENTURE, Nirvana, Antarctica travel blog

ANTARCTICA - NIRVANA OF MY ADVENTURE

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Only through the means of unconscious images and ideas can I dare attempt to share the influence you have imprinted on my soul, for there is no word that can justly explain your truth and power.   As a young bee flying above a field of ...

From the Bridge, Drake Passage, Antarctica travel blog

From the Bridge

A travel blog entry by burtonll

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... Parker's lecture today. Alan has made 56 trips to Antarctica, been awarded a Polar Medal for his contributions to science in Antarctica, and even has a mountain named for him! Parker's Peak. A native of Australia, he has lived on Macquarrie Island for a ...

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