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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Land Ahoy, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Land Ahoy

A travel blog entry by zargarf

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... : 8 Knots SW Well, we´ve finally made it across the Drake Passage and are in relatively calm waters around the South Shetland Islands. In the morning, with high winds coming from the South West, we made our first landing on Half Moon Island. This ...

Day 14, Half Moon Island, Antarctica travel blog

Day 14

A travel blog entry by timnjules

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Day 14, Sun 17 Nov: Half Moon Island.  "To dine with a glacier on a sunny day is a glorious thing and makes feasts of meat and wine ridiculous.  The glacier eats hills and drinks sunbeams." John Muir Had a great landing with walk amongst Chin ...

Punta Arenas (SCCI) to King George Island (SCRM), King George Island, Antarctica travel blog

Punta Arenas (SCCI) to King George Island (SCRM)

A travel blog entry by harry4123

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... take a short detour 70 nm farther south to take aerial photos of Deception Island and Half Moon Island, places I had visited on an Antarctica cruise three years ago.  Unfortunately, that was not to be.  In contact now with SCRM tower on VHF, he ...

Desolate Deception Island, Deception Island, United States travel blog

Desolate Deception Island

A travel blog entry by ristohannah

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We landed at (what unbeknown to us at the time would unfortunately be our final landing) Whalers Bay, in the horse-shoe shaped volcanic island named 'Deception'. Deception Island is so-named because although it appears to be a harbour, it's actually a ...

Nearly, Elephant Island, United States travel blog

Nearly

A travel blog entry by johnsjourneys

The ship nearly made it there.  But the weather closed in. The Captain made a hard right leaving Elephant Island in its wake, and heading for Cape ...

The Antarctic Plunge, Deception Island, United States travel blog

The Antarctic Plunge

A travel blog entry by losgattis

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... taking a dip at the southern most point of South America. I have done this SO well that I have gone SO far south, that I've hit northern Antarctica! I even have a certificate of completion. --- Marcos's story --- For three days there were rumours of the ...

Antarktisbewohner, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Antarktisbewohner

A travel blog entry by onthesunnyside

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Natuerlich lernten wir auch die tierischen Antarktisbewohner kennen und lieben. Es begann mit den Delphinen, Walfischen (Minkys und Buckelwale) und Albatrossen vom Schiff aus. Spaeter entdeckten wir die Jesus Christ Birds, welche -fast- uebers Wasser ...

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