Travel Blogs from Grytviken, Antarctica

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Ernest Shackelton's grave, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Ernest Shackelton's grave

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

I'm posting this to have my travel map show that "I've been there."   I will post pictures later. ...

Gold Harbor and Drygatski Fjord, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Gold Harbor and Drygatski Fjord

A travel blog entry by hans.francis

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Thursday 27th of November 2014 Unfortunately our morning disembarkation is canceled due to the bad wind conditions the wind is blowing south eastern. Which causing big waves so it is very difficult to disembark the zodiacs. We laid in the ...

South Atlantic heaven, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

South Atlantic heaven

A travel blog entry by gaye1959

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Up for breakfast at 8.30, another leisurely day sailing to South Georgia. I slept well in my bunk, the area is only small but comfortable. Our room is well located, we have a door to the deck just outside our room, we have the bar down the back end with ...

Stromness and Grytviken, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Stromness and Grytviken

A travel blog entry by hans.francis

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... a talk of Sarah Lucock from the South Georgia Heritage Trust. After this we will go for the disembarkation so we can visit Grytviken. Here we start with a toast to The Boss, Ernest Shackelton. At the Whalers Cemetery we all stayed around his grave with a ...

Holy Cow!, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Holy Cow!

A travel blog entry by explorerer

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My Post File Server Failover Entry, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

My Post File Server Failover Entry

A travel blog entry by explorerer

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My test entry post failing over to File Server ...

Importance of being Ernest, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Importance of being Ernest

A travel blog entry by gaye1959

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... , they want us ready to go on the zodiacs at 8.00. We have sailed into King Edward Cove this morning. The customs officers from Grytviken wanted to check the boat and make sure the paper work is all ok and stamp our passports. As we went onto the zodiac a ...

Fur Seal Frenzy, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Fur Seal Frenzy

A travel blog entry by gaye1959

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Up for an early start to the day, looking good for our first opportunity to zodiac to the mainland. We had breakfast at 7.00 in preparation for the first zodiac leaving at 8.00 to go to Right Whale Bay.  We had to get ready to go in the zodiacs. We ...

test, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

test

A travel blog entry by explorerer

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Going to Elephant Island, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Going to Elephant Island

A travel blog entry by hans.francis

Friday 28th of November 2014 Today we have a sea day as we left South Georgia. We heading up to Elephant Island were we will arrive tomorrow. In the morning Hans was already early up and saw a lot of whales at least 40 in total. After ...

Feathers, fins and footprints, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Feathers, fins and footprints

A travel blog entry by gaye1959

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... it was very cold. We are now back in our cabin, South Georgia is now disappearing into the horizon and there are some very large icebergs to be seen out our porthole. They have battened down the hatches now to the decks as we motor our way to ...

Gothul, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Gothul

A travel blog entry by hans.francis

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Tuesday 26th of November 2014 This morning we arrived at Gothul (Good Cove). And had a nice zodiac cruise for 1:30-2:00h. Tea break afterwards and then it was lunch time. The Austrian chef prepared together with the crew a party BBQ at ...

Blog post zomg, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Blog post zomg

A travel blog entry by explorerer

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South Atlantic Sea, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

South Atlantic Sea

A travel blog entry by gaye1959

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Air temp 8 deg, water temp 5 deg. Ship speed 10.9 knots and wind speed 12 knots. I woke at about 6.00 and decided I had better take another Kwell to be on the safe side. At 6.30 I had a shower and dressed and headed up to the bridge to view the endless ...

On going toward Elephant Island, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

On going toward Elephant Island

A travel blog entry by hans.francis

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Saturday 29th of November 2014 Francis started this morning with some wet feets as the floor of her bed room was a bit wet on some places. After informing the maintenance of the boat, I checked my stuff what was on the floor. Indeed some ...

Windy welcome, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Windy welcome

A travel blog entry by gaye1959

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We travelled all morning with the hope of going out on the zodiacs in the afternoon to see some Macaroni Penguins. We prepared for our first landing at Elsehul on the NW end of South Georgia. We arrived early and we had an early 12.00 lunch. We had to ...

Shackleton hike, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Shackleton hike

A travel blog entry by gaye1959

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... and had some breakfast. Next, we are doing a hike which is a section of the route Ernest Shackleton completed when he returned from Antarctica across the Island of South Georgia. We will start in Fortuna Bay and walk over to Stromness Bay. We had a steep ...

Salisbury Plain, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Salisbury Plain

A travel blog entry by bdsaly

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... is being successful. There are now very strict biohazard controls in place for all visitors to the sub-Antarctic islands and Antarctica to prevent the accidental introduction of any non-native plant or animal species Wildlife South Georgia is now a nature ...

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