Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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Settling in quite nicely, McMurdo, Antarctica travel blog

Settling in quite nicely

A travel blog entry by sullywan13

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... 2.  It was blowing like mad, and it actually snowed a little bit.  Which is a rare occurance really, being Antarctica is actually a desert.  It's the highest, dryest, coldest and windiest continent on Earth.  It was so cool.  The ...

My 7th continent, Cuverville Island, Antarctica travel blog

My 7th continent

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... last minute, the adventure was cancelled. I was happy for this as it meant i got to maximise my time ashore in continental Antarctica! Our Shore landing this afternoon was at a place called neko harbour. As this was mine and many others continent number 7 ...

I ran over a penguin with my snowmobile, Big Razorback and surrounding area, Antarctica travel blog

I ran over a penguin with my snowmobile

A travel blog entry by saschajeffers

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Haha, just kidding. Although, I have technically seen my first penguin! There was a lone Emperor penguin that I was able to observe briefly through binoculars. I am still waiting for my up close and personal time with the penguins of the Antarctic. ...

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 cop the worst of it on the way back, certainly an antarctic experience in itself. Its all well and good to get to antarctica and back with a (rare) smooth but to feel the wrath of the drake... wow The weddell sea is known for some pretty spectacular ...

End of the earth  - the white continent, South Pole, Antarctica travel blog

End of the earth - the white continent

A travel blog entry by chooseysuzy

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... they have had yet, snow or not. It was sunny and calm winds. Greg's new friends are freshman, sophomore, junior and Greg, the senior. They are referring to themselves as Antarctica High School. We saw a school of humpback whales in the ...

God Blessed us with an amazing day, South Pole, Antarctica travel blog

God Blessed us with an amazing day

A travel blog entry by chooseysuzy

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... can use in his suitcase, hot chocolate in the main lounge, having it snow four separate times today (which is incredibly rare in Antarctica), and the announcement that we will be the first and only ship to CROSS THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE, he changed his mind. ...

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 ...

Day 6, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Day 6

A travel blog entry by oslers

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... work and difficult to read.   This cross, like Discovery Hut, has been named on a list of Historic Sites and Monuments in Antarctica. I am glad to have made the effort and proud of making it safely to the top and back.  At 750' elevation it's ...

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 ...

Day in Christchurch, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Day in Christchurch

A travel blog entry by oslers

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... at University of Canterbury here in Christchurch. I made a trip to this library a centerpiece of the day. There is an entire Antarctica collection on the 4th floor where I found the report and many other articles of interest. I spent a good 4 hours ...

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 ...

Day 4, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Day 4

A travel blog entry by oslers

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Weather today was a bit tough but I stayed bundled up and kept my time outside to a minimum. There is a question of whether or not the rocks here on site are suitable for use as armor stone as part of whatever shoreline protection we come up with.  ...

I crossed the Antarctic circle!, crystal sound, Antarctica travel blog

I crossed the Antarctic circle!

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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I had my alarm set in time for the sunrise so i woke up to see what was happening but the sunrise today was no good so i crawled back into bed to get some shut eye for another hour or so before we got called in for brekky. There is a great viewing area ...

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 ...

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