Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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The White Continent, The Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

The White Continent

A travel blog entry by phileus_fogg

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Happy Holidays to everyone! I've been back from Antarctica for a week now and I am finally ready to update my blog. I've gotten some e-mails wondering where I was at and what Iwas up to. Well, I am currently sitting in my hotel room in Buenos Aires, ...

Antarctic Adventure - Day 10 - Land Ahoy!!!!!, Drake Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctic Adventure - Day 10 - Land Ahoy!!!!!

A travel blog entry by nloon

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Our last day in the Drake Passage and on board. Tomorrow we disembark in Ushuaia again. Definitely going to miss the fun, friends and food of the last week and a half! Nice to switch off, get well fed and not have to think ...

Deception Island, Whalers Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Deception Island, Whalers Bay

A travel blog entry by sim_and_mike

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Antarctica Expeditie, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Expeditie

A travel blog entry by wgielen

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... is nul. Zon: 80% van de zonnestralen worden teruggereflecteerd in de ruimte. Verdragen: 7 landen claimen territories in Antarctica, te weten: ArgentiniŽ, AustraliŽ, Chili, Frankrijk, Groot BrittaniŽ, Nieuw Zeeland en Noorwegen. Deze claims betreffen ...

Wonderful clouds as we head to Half Moon Island, Half Moon Island, Antarctica travel blog

Wonderful clouds as we head to Half Moon Island

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Antarctica!, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica!

A travel blog entry by stevemarson

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... the USA 13 UK 9 germany 7 australia 6 canada 2 japan 2 france, and the rest from other countries   -Antarctica assumed its current position approximately 60-40 million years ago (continental drift)   -first fossil evidence became ...

Close Encounters with Penguins and Icebergs, Peterman Island, Antarctica travel blog

Close Encounters with Penguins and Icebergs

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... the cramp in my legs forced me up and they fled at the unexpected movement.  Penguin meets kangaroo... a first in Antarctica, I believe!  And he survived, neither being deflated by a sharp beak, nor airlifted by the Antarctic winds. ...

Fire Fighter For A Day!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Fire Fighter For A Day!

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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Michelle Says: I had the exciting opportunity of being a fire fighter for a day yesterday! Aaron was also going to join me, but was feeling a little under the weather so he decided to take it easy instead. I wasn't too excited to get up at 7:30am on my ...

Polar Fun with Penguins!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Polar Fun with Penguins!

A travel blog entry by sarahmeyer

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... remeinancing, back to running outside in Antarctica.  Wow, that sounds real dumb when I write it down, Running in Antarctica.  Sometimes I am perplexed by my thought process on things.  Take for instance my outfit for this ...

First Landing, Aitcho Islands, Antarctica travel blog

First Landing

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... Expedition Staff in the lounge for a recap of the day’s events and an overview of tomorrow’s itinerary. 21:15 Movie: Antarctica (38 minutes) "I now belong to a higher cult of mortals, for I have seen the Albatross." - Robert Cushman Murphy ...

Day 16, petermann island, Antarctica travel blog

Day 16

A travel blog entry by timnjules

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Day 16, Tues 19 Nov: Lemaire Channel:  "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." T.S.Eliot. Our wake up call was 5.30am, the sun didn't even ...

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 ...

Antarctica #3 - Cruising for Chicks, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica #3 - Cruising for Chicks

A travel blog entry by cliffanddoris

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... Hannah Point during the summer and in fact it is covered with green grass!  This is the only grass that grows in Antarctica and it's called Antarctic Hairgrass.  There's also a lot of mosses and lichen growing on the ground and the rocks, which ...

Jan. 19:  Mikkelsen Harbour, Trinity Island, Mikkelsen Harbour, Antarctica travel blog

Jan. 19: Mikkelsen Harbour, Trinity Island

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd

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Sun. Jan. 19 Overnight we sailed from the King George Island in the South Shetland Islands across the Bransfield Straight.  It is rough open sea.  We will be more sheltered for the next few days. We awakened around 5:30 to find it foggy, ...

Drake Passage and Landfall:  South Shetlands, Livingston Island, South Shetlands, Antarctica travel blog

Drake Passage and Landfall: South Shetlands

A travel blog entry by srossb1971

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... from her deck while exiting the Beagle channel into the South Atlantic, and through the Drake Passage southward to Antarctica: The journey Eastward through the Beagle Channel and into the open South Atlantic took several hours, and thankfully the ...

Day 5, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Day 5

A travel blog entry by tobi

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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 ...

Mass Causality Incident Training, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Mass Causality Incident Training

A travel blog entry by sarahmeyer

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Sullywan Kenobi has landed in Antarctica, McMurdo research station, Ross Island, Ross Sea,, Antarctica travel blog

Sullywan Kenobi has landed in Antarctica

A travel blog entry by sullywan13

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... . It's funny how it still doesn't seem real. I landed on the Ross Ice shelf in the Ross Sea off the coast of Antarctica in a C-17 Airforce plane today after spending the last two days in Chistchurch, New Zealand (Cheech for short, in the McMurdo ...

Last kayak :(, Half Moon Island, Antarctica travel blog

Last kayak :(

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Our last kayak! Make the most of it. While the wind was gusting, we paddled to the lea of Half Moon Island watching the passengers see the penguins from land. Soon the winds really came up and if it wasn't for the shelter of the iceberg with the arch we ...

Big waves & tricky questions, Drakes Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Big waves & tricky questions

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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... -Albert Einstein *************************************************************************************** Ah, the Drake Passage, that formidable body of water that confirms Antarctica's isolation from the rest of the world! When it opened millions of years ...

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 ...

Off to Antarctica!, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Off to Antarctica!

A travel blog entry by nctravels

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The start of my 12 day voyage to the Weddell Sea and Antarctic ...

Lunch - bbque on ice Errera Channel, Errera Channel, Antarctica travel blog

Lunch - bbque on ice Errera Channel

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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I was too lazy to change for lunch as we were going back out kayaking in the afternoon. What a setting as we pass the many small icebergs. It was like we were drifting through a slow moving peacful movie set. The water was flat with reflections galore. ...

Gourdin Island, Gourdin Island, Antarctica travel blog

Gourdin Island

A travel blog entry by kayleeshepheard

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Day 14: Day 14 - 7/12/13 After lunch we had a zodiac cruise and landing at Gourdin Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Our first activity was the zodiac cruise. We cruised through a channel with penguins perched on the rocks on either side. We also ...

Antarctica  #2 -- Penguins and Passages, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica #2 -- Penguins and Passages

A travel blog entry by cliffanddoris

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... her waterproofs because it is too much of an effort to change before the next landing.  Whheewww!   Swimming in Antarctica That afternoon we sailed through rough seas on our way to Deception Island in another part of South Shetland ...

Winfly Excitement!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Winfly Excitement!

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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... our work responsibilities as the population grows we also have the benefits of seeing more of the transitional side of Antarctica as it goes from austral winter to austral summer. We are able to experience the gradual stages of complete darkness ...

I have arrived!, McMurdo, Antarctica travel blog

I have arrived!

A travel blog entry by saschajeffers

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I have officially arrived on the ice. What an amazing place! I have only been here a few hours and am already overwhelmed. Where do I start? First off, we left a cold, rainy, windy NZ so it felt really good to get out of there. We boarded a US ...

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 ...

Happy Halloween!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Happy Halloween!

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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Michelle says: The past few weeks have been a bit of a blur! The chaos seems to never end at times! We have almost reached our max population - we are currently at 1,092! With our increase in population we have also received another vicious round of the ...

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