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Some REAL Antarctic Weather And Shopping., Port Lockroy Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Some REAL Antarctic Weather And Shopping.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... back in the zodiac and travel the short distance to the Port Lockroy landing and enjoy the bizarre feeling of shopping in Antarctica. I buy a backpack and a windcheater and Avan buys some stamps, coins and a polo shirt. The wind buffets us as we struggle ...

Setting Foot On Continent Number Seven!., Neko Harbour, Antarctica travel blog

Setting Foot On Continent Number Seven!.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... ; Once dressed, off again we zipped in the zodiacs, through the iceberg strewn water to our destination of Neko Harbour, mainland Antarctica. A beautiful glacier formed part of the bay and once landed we were urged to move immediately up the beach as the ...

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor blowing snow..., Port Lockroy, Goudier Island and Neko Harbour, Andvord Bay, Antarctica travel blog

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor blowing snow...

A travel blog entry by burtonll

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... site. I'd already handed over the postcards I wanted to mail, our Purser would make sure to deliver them for the precious stamp "Antarctica." Nine postcards for me, $2.00 each. From the ship a total of 1,800 postcards were presented - a good day for the ...

DON'T give me that old time rock and roll, Port Foster, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

DON'T give me that old time rock and roll

A travel blog entry by burtonll

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Kiddies all over the world spend Christmas afternoon playing with their new toys, or scowling about their new sweater from Auntie Marge, wondering why she didn't send something they really needed, that is, electronic. The kiddies on our ship spent the ...

Antarctica Day4 - Weddell Sea, Paulet Island, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Day4 - Weddell Sea

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... heart and my entire being is flowing through my veins.  At the moment, I do not see myself anywhere else than in Antarctica.  Every voyage hides a purpose; I am starting to understand this one.   Later the same ...

Get ready for Jeopardy!, Southern Ocean, Antarctica travel blog

Get ready for Jeopardy!

A travel blog entry by burtonll

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... 6% from Australia, and 3% each from Japan, Canada and Switzerland. Antarctic tourism is controlled by IAATO, International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, and limits visitors to 100 at any place at any one time. Antarctica is the world's most ...

A Swim In Antarctica? Are We Mad?!, Deception Island Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

A Swim In Antarctica? Are We Mad?!

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... of inhaling the aroma of hot chocolate and peppermint and how good we felt, for doing something so crazy, as swimming in Antarctica!    Earlier in the day we had been on deck to watch the navigation into Whaler's Bay at Deception ...

Cuverville Island - Our Antarctic Everest., Cuverville Island Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Cuverville Island - Our Antarctic Everest.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Overnight we had travelled quite a distance and now the sea was littered with stunning icebergs, some stationary and others bopping around in the crystal clear water. We also awoke to brilliant sunshine which made everything look so perfect. The snow ...

Danco - Another Antarctica Climb., Danco Island, Antarctica travel blog

Danco - Another Antarctica Climb.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Each evening a proposed days activities sheet is posted up on a board and we have a briefing meeting of what we should expect. Then quite often due to weather or landing conditions it all changes - this makes each day exciting! After Breakfast we are ...

Antarctica - Way beyond Imagination, Antarctic Peninsula, United States travel blog

Antarctica - Way beyond Imagination

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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Day 1&2 – Drake's Passage: 1000km of ocean between South America and Antarctica and, reputedly, the roughest waters in the world. I was so worried about being sea sick that I started to feel unwell after breakfast, 8 hours before boarding the ...

11.40am - Summer On The Continent, Lemaire Channel, Antarctica travel blog

11.40am - Summer On The Continent

A travel blog entry by suzloua

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... I went to New Zealand, Australasia. In 2009 I went to Argentina, South America. And yesterday, I went to Neko Harbour, Antarctica. Twenty five years. Seven continents. Tick! ...

Is it cold in here?, At Sea, Antarctica travel blog

Is it cold in here?

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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It has been pretty overcast today. We were mostly at sea and found ourselves looking for things to occupy our time... Of course the main thing to do is eat... We started off the morning with coffee and breakfast in the Horizon court. There is a huge ...

shetland Islands, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

shetland Islands

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... see some derelict ships slowly rosting away from earlier not so sucessful attempts. Deception Island was the biggest Whaling Station in Antarctica where the whalers killed alot of those see-mamals. Some stories go that one could walk across the Bay on ...

Hey whos the guy in the tuxedo?, Elephant Island, Antarctica travel blog

Hey whos the guy in the tuxedo?

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... they pulled out two big blocks of ice. We enjoyed watching two artist carve the ice into beautiful sculptures... Guess that in Antarctica you have an endless supply of ice.  The winds and the waves were so bad that the water in the pool ...

6.20pm - Into The Ice, Cuverville Island, United States travel blog

6.20pm - Into The Ice

A travel blog entry by suzloua

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... goes according to plan weather-wise (and we’ve been amazingly lucky on that front so far, so hopefully we can retain that luck for the last few days), then by this time tomorrow, we will all be able to say we landed on Antarctica. Cross your ...

We have ice all we need is a blender, Admiralty Bay, Antarctica travel blog

We have ice all we need is a blender

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... from the Polish Artowski base on King George Island. They came aboard and discussed what it is like to be stranded on Antarctica during winter. Truthfully I think they came aboard to get cigarettes and liquor. We saw them later at the pool bar drinking ...

Whaler Station on Deception Island, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Whaler Station on Deception Island

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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Antarctica, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... for this Privilege , giving up their nice Bed onboard Plancius ,only to have the bragging rights that they camped on Antarctica , well not for me.... this time. Passing true the Narrow Lemaire Passage was quit impressive , the Captain steering the Ship ...

This is as far south as we are going to go., Neumayer Channel, Antarctica travel blog

This is as far south as we are going to go.

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... next to me while they took his picture. His parting words were "my wife is going to kill me." LOL.  Throughout Antarctica we have seen whales but they are very far in the distance. We have seen their blow holes and sometimes their ...

Antarctica Impressions, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Impressions

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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Impressions ...

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

5.45pm - Gods & Monsters

A travel blog entry by suzloua

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... sort of natural hot tub, and guests would be invited to have a dip. These days, the IAATO (International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators) guidelines frown on such things – quite understandable, all things considered – so the only way ...

Deception and deceit, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Deception and deceit

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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By the time that we got up we were already leaving Deception Island. We had arrived at around 8 this morning. They had gotten pretty close and checked out the penguin colonies. Not long after leaving the island we encountered heavy fog. Visibility ...

Antarctica?! joke here are some maps of my ..., Rough Route Piccies, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica?! joke here are some maps of my ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

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Antarctica?! Joke. Here are some maps of my proposed route for you to gaze at longingly. Dates given are when my flights are currently scheduled but they could be liable to change. See blurb associated with each picture for some more ...

return from Antarctica, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

return from Antarctica

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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After the artic Circle Crossing we headed north ,Stopped near Palmer Station and went for Zodiac Cruising on Anvers Island between the Icebergs . after Lunch the Ship got prepereared for the forcatsed rough crossing of the Drake. The Crossing lasted more ...

Absolutely Amazing (Just the tip of the iceburg), Foyn Harbor, Antarctica travel blog

Absolutely Amazing (Just the tip of the iceburg)

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... , I couldnīt get out of bed fast enough.  The boat was laying flat, instead of rocking back and forth, and outside should be Antarctica!  So I grabbed my coat and headed out, and sure enough, there it was!  The sun was up, but not yet out ...

This may be the most beautiful place in the world, Neko Harbor, Antarctica travel blog

This may be the most beautiful place in the world

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... a brief look around, and took care of two very important errands.  Mission One:  we got our passports stamped on Antarctica.  Although it has no legal relevance, itīs just cool.  Mission Two:  We sent postcards.  Or, more ...

A Sidenote.  The Things that Penguins Do, Neko Harbor, Antarctica travel blog

A Sidenote. The Things that Penguins Do

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... I need a bit of space for the random facts and figures, and the things they seem to like to do. Gentoo penguins arrive in Antarctica around November or so, find their mate and... well, they mate.  Their mate will be the same one for the whole season ...

Wow, wow, wow..., The Kodak Gap, Antarctica travel blog

Wow, wow, wow...

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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Early Morning: The Kodak Gap Our first ī"activity" of the day was an early morning before-sunrise passage of our ship through the Lemaire Strait -- otherwise known as The Kodak Gap.  This scenic narrow channel is about seven miles long, with Booth ...

Just another penguin (Most amazing place on earth), Cuverville Island, United States travel blog

Just another penguin (Most amazing place on earth)

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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Morning: Cuverville Island This morning, we woke up just off of Cuverville Island, which would be our landing spot for the morning.  As we were waiting to land, someone spotted a pair of whales outside the boat, and they stuck around for quite a ...

Luck Changes, Deception Island, United States travel blog

Luck Changes

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... days of amazing, unseasonable weather, I can hardly complain about a bit of wind! And that was it.  That was Antarctica. After dinner on Saturday, we began to navigate the Drake Passage one more time, with worse weather and higher winds than before, ...

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