Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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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, ...

Happy Birthday, Ernest Shackleton! We're BAAACCCK!, Fournier Bay, Antarctica travel blog

Happy Birthday, Ernest Shackleton! We're BAAACCCK!

A travel blog entry by vwuertz

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... .   All too soon, the captain tells Boris it’s time to leave.  With heavy hearts, we all bid farewell to Antarctica.  We stay on deck to watch icebergs as they float by, glistening in the sun.  They look like blocks of diamonds ...

Man it takes a long time to get here, Drake's Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Man it takes a long time to get here

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... excursions and a bunch of other housekeeping issues.Next up was another photography workshop with doug, this time on exposing Antarctica. This was really valuable as an addition to yesterdays lecture and got me really excited to start photographing. I ...

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 ...

Around Town, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Around Town

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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... be the Chapel of the Snows. The Chapel of the Snows is the only known house of worship on the continent of Antarctica and is the southernmost house of worship in the world. The Erebus Chalice, a commemorative chalice for the 75th anniversary of ...

The grand daddy trip to Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

The grand daddy trip to Antarctica

A travel blog entry by gregsbigshimmy

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... (maybe 900km) wide. The reason for the famously hugef seas (apparently the biggest on earth) is the circumpolar current around Antarctica has effectively unlimited fetch and is pushing a huge amount of water through a narrow passage (it's less than half ...

Second stop, Walker Bay, Livingston Island, Antarctica travel blog

Second stop

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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First some pictures of the sail from Half Moon Island to Walker Bay.  Lots of elephant seals and gentoo penguins here.  Some skewer birds as well that like to eat baby penguins.  There was an active glacier with lots of ice fall at one end ...

Playing in the snow, Danco Island, Antarctica travel blog

Playing in the snow

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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After lunch the weather got better and we stopped at Danco Island.  Lots more cute penguins here doing cute things.  We climbed to the top for some beautiful views and played in the snow.  Back on the boat sailing away I was running out to ...

Answering some Questions, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Answering some Questions

A travel blog entry by motter

Up to this point in my emails with friends and family back home I had not really written to much about my trip. I was mainly just sending photos back home.. So this was really my first blog. The job is really cool I am enjoying it very ...

Paradise Harbour and Neko Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Paradise Harbour and Neko Harbour

A travel blog entry by epiper

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... with those for whom it was their 7th continent! (Count how many you've stepped on from the 7 continents – Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, & South America...?) In the snow, falling now heavily on the mountains and in ...

Happy New Year!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Happy New Year!

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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... to be somewhere amazing to celebrate New Year's and this year was just that! A few days before New Year's we went to Antarctica's best concert - IceStock! There were 12 bands that played for 8 hours...in the snow! It wouldn't have been IceStock if it ...

Where has our will gone?, Drake's Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Where has our will gone?

A travel blog entry by erriuc

During my time in Antarctica, we have been exposed to the heroic tales of the first Antarctica explorers (1800s, 1900s): Amundsen, Scott and Shakelton to only name a few.  They were traveling on small ships made of thin wood layers, often not ...

Drake Passage, Drake Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Drake Passage

A travel blog entry by kayleeshepheard

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Day 16-18: Day 16 - 9/12/13 It was our first day on the Drake Passage with surprisingly calm waters. The day was filled with lectures from the staff and that night after dinner we had a variety night which was a lot of fun. Day 17 - 10/12/13 Woke up in ...

Living on the edge, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Living on the edge

A travel blog entry by sim_and_mike

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Last landing in Antarctica boo, we finished our trip on Penguin Island (hmm who named that?) we managed to see one Adelie penguin (the Mexicans from Happy Feet), he seemed lost and quickly fled when he saw us (sadly no photo oops). Lots chinstraps though, ...

The best day of my life take 2, Vernadsky Station, Antarctica travel blog

The best day of my life take 2

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... of ice. After this we navigated to the head of lemaire channel to a place called pleneau bay, which was picture perfect antarctica. We could see dramatic mountainous reflections in the water, amongst pristine blue and white icebergs and glaciers. It was ...

The Scourge of South Georgia--Whaling, South Georgia Island, Antarctica travel blog

The Scourge of South Georgia--Whaling

A travel blog entry by vwuertz

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Today we visit two derelict whaling stations; one on Stromness and the other on Grytviken.  South Georgia was, at one time, the “Whaling Capital of the World,” with 7 whaling stations located on the island.  Whaling began on South ...

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 ...

Beautiful sail, Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica travel blog

Beautiful sail

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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In the morning the seas were too rough for us to get off the boat but we had a beautiful sail through Wilhelmina ...

Antarctic Adventure  Day 8 Last day in Antarctica!, The Gerlache Straight, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctic Adventure Day 8 Last day in Antarctica!

A travel blog entry by nloon

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... bay we were given some hot chocolate with baileys and cream when we got back on board to warm us up and say farewell to Antarctica as we set sail for Ushuaia via The Gerlache Straight after lunch.    As we neared open water before dinner, we ...

Port Lockroy visit, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Port Lockroy visit

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Then over to the Port Lockroy from Jougla Point to see the huts restored by the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust. I am so glad that the effort has gone into providing us tourists with a visual museum of life on the island in 1944 onwards. It was ...

Amaaaaaazing Antarctica, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Amaaaaaazing Antarctica

A travel blog entry by americantale

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... . A stroke of luck then when the wind dropped one afternoon and we went off schedule to Spigot point to step foot on mainland Antarctica - officially now my 7th continent! Topping all of this however was that when we took the zodiac to the bay, Maxi - our ...

Antarctica, Paradise Harbour, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by insearchofsun

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... others) and other info about the trip in the 'Antarctic peninsula etc' folder. We had such an incredible 10 days visiting Antarctica, it is fascinating and beautiful and we feel extremely lucky to have enjoyed a trip there. Now we head North to finally ...

Landing @ Penguin Island, Penguin, Island, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Landing @ Penguin Island

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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... Zodiacs were lowered, the gangway went down, and passengers anxiously boarded these rubber crafts for their first landing in Antarctica. Penguin Island is a small volcanic island of King George with lots of Chinstrap penguins, Skuas, and a few Weddell ...

"All I See Are Grins"--Dr. Tom on Brown Bluff

A travel blog entry by vwuertz

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... ; These pieces of ice hold organisms on which krill feed.  Krill is the fast food of penguins, whales, and other animals in Antarctica.  In a bad year, krill do not get enough of the dirty ice, which means fewer krill for whales and penguins to ...

The most photographed place in Antarctica, Lemaire Channel, Antarctica travel blog

The most photographed place in Antarctica

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... today and from the little inlet we started to navigate our way through the lemaire chanel. Being the most photographed place in antarctica it was definitely somewhere that i really wanted to visit. It is coloquially known as the kodak gap amd it is ...

Seasick as a dog, Drake's Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Seasick as a dog

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... to bed. I skipped lunch too. In the afternoon the on board photographer Doug was giving a lecture/discussion about photographing Antarctica with the contrast in colours. An exposure nightmare. It was something i really couldn't miss so i dragged myself ...

WOW!!, Antartica, Antarctica travel blog

WOW!!

A travel blog entry by markenhylda

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... niet veel meer wil zeggen dan dat de Captain met de passagiers mee eet) gevolgd door de fantastisch geweldige uitrijking van de Antarctica Certificaten. Jaja, wij zijn nu de trotse bezitters van een bewijs dat we er echt geweest zijn, jippie! Oh ja, ook ...

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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We spent the last two days at sea fighting the rocking and rolling.  Ironically, the seas don’t look so bad, but the wind has been pretty nasty.  Boris says this is the “calmest crossing on the Scotia Sea” he’s ever ...

Day 1, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Day 1

A travel blog entry by oslers

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Had a decent nights sleep despite a heavy snorer in the room.  He was up and out at 5am, taking a flight to the south pole for the winter.  Just one roommate at the moment, a Kiwi from Auckland who is performing a maintenance check on the ...

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