Travel Blogs from South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

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

Change of Scenery Once Again

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... : 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 changed and there was no evidence of ...

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

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... ship wasn't rolling around from side to side, or pitching violently anymore! We were in the shelter of the South Shetland Islands. Thank goodness! Today was our first landing in Antarctica, and everybody was unbelievably excited. We had been woken up ...

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 ...

So You Think Penguins are Cute?, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

So You Think Penguins are Cute?

A travel blog entry by dodgy

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... some animals attract me more than others and penguins must be close to the top of the list.It is impossible to travel Antarctica and not learn a number of things about penguins. After all the little furry birds are everywhere. The first penguin fact you ...

5.45pm - Gods & Monsters, Deception Island, United States travel blog

5.45pm - Gods & Monsters

A travel blog entry by suzloua

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... on an iceberg was a pretty awesome sight, it must be said. Elephant Island is, as I said, technically within Antarctica, but as part of the South Shetlands, it’s still some way from the continent itself, so in the afternoon we set off again. ...

Luck Changes, Deception Island, United States travel blog

Luck Changes

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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Friday night, we crossed the Bransfield Strait, or the "mini drake" to head to the South Shetland Islands.  After an uneventful crossing, we were greated with another pink-sky sunrise, although this time with a bit more wind and a few more clouds ...

Fort point and Hannah point, Livingston Island, Antarctica travel blog

Fort point and Hannah point

A travel blog entry by eeyore82

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New day, new Islands, new landings. On Greenwich Island we visited the first penguin colonie- at Fort point- dirty stinking bastards that live more or less in their own shit....but soooooo cute when they walk and climb and jump and well just are ...

Out of Contact, King George Island, Antarctica travel blog

Out of Contact

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd

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We are out of contact with internet access.  If any emergency, please use contact phone and email for ship we sent last week.  MD and GG ...

Point Wild and Cape Lookout, Elephant Island, Antarctica travel blog

Point Wild and Cape Lookout

A travel blog entry by vwuertz

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... to us and just rolls in the water next to us.  Eva tells us the males leave the females after mating season to come south.  They just hang out, swimming in the water, and relaxing.  The females stay to take care of the pups, wherever they ...

Another Stunning Day, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Another Stunning Day

A travel blog entry by vwuertz

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We spend this morning on Half Moon Island in the South Shetlands.  We have the opportunity to see a Chinstrap penguin rookery and one Mararoni penguin who hangs out here.  A summer Argentinian research station is located here, but we will not ...

I stood on an iceberg today, Snow Island, Antarctica travel blog

I stood on an iceberg today

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... to race it so that we didnt feel the wrath of the storm. We headed west around the peninsular and used the protection of the south shetland islands before we headed out into the world roughest seas. We didnt really get A Bad drake on the way down. It was ...

Telefon Bay - Port Foster, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Telefon Bay - Port Foster

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Telefon Bay was our next anchoring at the head of Deception Island's 4 miles by 3 miles horseshoe shape bay. Being a sheltered spot it became a favourite for whalers who set up a shore station. We walked up to peer into the various carters. It was moon ...

Jan. 18:  Attempt #2:  arrived in Antarctica, Frei Station, King George Island, Antarctica travel blog

Jan. 18: Attempt #2: arrived in Antarctica

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd

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... in the Antarctic.  Just imagine 68 people getting on a bus dressed for hiking across the frozen tundra.  "Dressing for Antarctica" requires you to prepare for the wind, wind chill and ocean spray.   There we were,  wearing long ...

Day 13, Elephant Island, Antarctica travel blog

Day 13

A travel blog entry by timnjules

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Day 13, Sat 16 Nov: Elephant Is, South Shetlands: Morning zodiac cruise at Point Wild where a monument sticks out of a rocky sea marking the spot where Shackleton left his men to seek rescue at Stromness.  The rocks are covered in Chin Strap ...

Antarctica Prologue, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Prologue

A travel blog entry by srossb1971

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Greetings! WOW! I am speechless, really about the things I saw in Antarctica. Its amazing to feel so isolated from the rest of the world, experiencing things that so many will ever see. I have a TON of pictures...fantastic pictures, that I hope to ...

Jan. 23, Thurs.: Back to Punta Arenas, Frei Station to Punta Arenas, Antarctica travel blog

Jan. 23, Thurs.: Back to Punta Arenas

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd

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Jan. 23, Thurs. This was a day of "lasts:" Our last wake up call : "Good Morning Antarctica Travelers, It is seven o'clock in the morning.  Breakfast will be served at 7:30."  (in a New Zealand accent) Our last time to "Dress for Antarctica." ...

Elephant Island, Elephant Island, Antarctica travel blog

Elephant Island

A travel blog entry by kayleeshepheard

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Day 12: Day 12 - 5/12/13 Today we did a zodiac cruise around Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. We saw the monument at Point Wild, an area of great significance to the famous Shackleton expedition. The many rocks around the island were ...

Yankee Harbour, Greenwich Island, Antarctica travel blog

Yankee Harbour

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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Our last stop was Yankee Harbour.  More penguins and seals there.  Chris and I were attacked by a fiesty skewer, repeatedly!  That night was the lavish Captain's dinner, good times were had by ...

Our first Antarctic landing, South Shetland Islands - Aitcho Island, Antarctica travel blog

Our first Antarctic landing

A travel blog entry by tonyandsara_rtw

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... but we were well enough to eat lunch.  The water was calmer as we had reached the English Channel (between several South Shetland Islands) and we had covered so much distance so quickly we were able to go for an unplanned excursion.  It was to ...

CLOTHING, King George Island, Antarctica travel blog

CLOTHING

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd

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Here are some pictures of all the layers of clothing we have to wear when venturing off the ship on an excursion!!!  It takes about 15 minutes to get dressed in all the clothes.  We have it down to 10 minutes now, since we know which layers go ...

from Dragon's teeth to 70ies BBQ, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

from Dragon's teeth to 70ies BBQ

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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... continent where soaked by the rich colours of the southern hemisphere sunset. Tomorrow we will enjoy our first continental landing on Antarctica and be amazed at the scenic Paradise Harbour. The drama of the Lemaire Channel will inspire us, and we also ...

Telefon Bay and Pendulum Cove, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Telefon Bay and Pendulum Cove

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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We sailed through the narrow passage to get into Deception Island.  First we walked around a crater that erupted only 30 years ago, Telefon Bay.  No penguins here, but there were a few animals around.  Apparently if there are no animals it ...

WHALES, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

WHALES

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd

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There are three kinds of Whales in the Antarctic.  All three were sighted, but we only saw two:  The Humpback and the Minke.  Orcas were seen one morning in the distance. Whales are mammals, not fish.  They give birth to live baby ...

South Shetland Island - Desolation Island, Livingston Island, Antarctica travel blog

South Shetland Island - Desolation Island

A travel blog entry by eeyore82

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... appearing on deck and disappearing for days under deck depending on the swell - seesickness is nasty - we finally arrived a the South Shetland Islands. So I put my first step on the Antarctic continent - well on the Islands in belonging to it - on the ...

Jan. 22, Wed.: Deception Island, Half Moon Island, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Jan. 22, Wed.: Deception Island, Half Moon Island

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd

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Wednesday, Jan. 22: Volcano, Telefon Bay, Deception Island, South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula This is our last day in Antarctica.  It was a very rough night as we crossed the open waters of  the Bransfield Strait and have arrived ...

Happy Valentine's Day from the South Shetlands, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Happy Valentine's Day from the South Shetlands

A travel blog entry by vwuertz

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... .  This afternoon we enjoy watching the whales, and now our whale friends bid us farewell.  What a day.  Tomorrow is our last full day—we’ll be back on Antarctica.  We’re not ready to leave.  Not by a long shot. ...

Neptune's Bellows, Deception Island, United States travel blog

Neptune's Bellows

A travel blog entry by dhruve_anjli

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... B, which was built here in 1944 as part of the secret wartime operation Tabarin to keep an eye on enemy activity in the south. British Scientists eventually took over the base until it was destroyed in 1969 by a mud flow triggered by a volcanic eruption. ...

Antarctica Day 1 - Chinstraps and more, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Day 1 - Chinstraps and more

A travel blog entry by nancycaldwell

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... ;03:33   Sunset:  22:49 Finally we are here!  We anchored near Half Moon Island, a tiny part of the South Shetland Islands within the red circle but too small to be shown on this map.  The captain confided in us today that the trade ...

So today I went swimming in Antarctica, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

So today I went swimming in Antarctica

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... of other stupid swimmers to the sauna for another 10 minutes. The afternoon was chill time and defrost before it was time for our antarctica themed black and white party. There was a number of interesting costumes by in my opinion, mine was the best. I ...

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