Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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The farthest south I got this day!, Port Charcot, Booth Island, Antarctica travel blog

The farthest south I got this day!

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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After lunch we sailed south through the beautiful Lemaine Channel.  The crew was hard at work avoiding all the iceburgs and the views were stunning.  As we turned out of Lemaine Channel to head ot Booth Island I hit my farthest point south: 65 ...

Drake Passage again, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Drake Passage again

A travel blog entry by oneluckygirl

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... wrong, it was very windy and wavy, just not how the Drake Passage is normally supposed to be. Shortly after leaving Antarctica, a plane crash happened. The scientists were friends of Dave Bresnaham, and were traveling to the South Pole station. The ...

No turning back, South Pole, Antarctica travel blog

No turning back

A travel blog entry by newtripper

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... shout went up when we saw what we guessed was an iceberg!.    Thankfully our captain was most experienced flying in Antarctica, and we carried a meteorologist on board, as well as our expert who had wintered in the Antarctic wilds at least 3 ...

McMurdo Station, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

McMurdo Station

A travel blog entry by motter

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Day 6 and 2nd day on the ice. I finally got my computer to clear to run on the Mcmurdo Internet...Needed a anti virus software program. Anyway What I am doing at this point is writing blogs on my free time in my room then just copy and pasting ...

We thought it couldn’t get any better…, Antarctic Peninsula, United States travel blog

We thought it couldn’t get any better…

A travel blog entry by bdsaly

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But then it did! When we first arrived in Antarctica, we were unable to make our way through the Antarctic Sound because of the pack ice and huge "tabular" icebergs. In the intervening days, the pack ice has dispersed somewhat and today we were able to ...

A day in the life (At work), Ross Island, McMurdo Station., Antarctica travel blog

A day in the life (At work)

A travel blog entry by sullywan13

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... It might seem like it could get repeditive and mundane, and it would if I was anywhere else in the world. But the reality is, I'm in Antarctica.  All I have to do is look around and my mind is blown, if I can even truely fathom it.  Half of the ...

I can't believe it is already November!, Erebus Bay, Antarctica travel blog

I can't believe it is already November!

A travel blog entry by saschajeffers

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... strife, I highly recommend reading Shackleton's Endurance.  Ernest Shackleton was one of the great early explorers of Antarctica. His legacy, along with others (Scott, etc), live on today. Their huts are still standing with the stores they ...

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 ...

Another Stunning Day, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Another Stunning Day

A travel blog entry by vwuertz

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We spend this morning on Half Moon Island in the South Shetlands.  We have the opportunity to see a Chinstrap penguin rookery and one Mararoni penguin who hangs out here.  A summer Argentinian research station is located here, but we will not ...

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 ...

Whale watching and a shipwrack, Enterprise Island, Antarctica travel blog

Whale watching and a shipwrack

A travel blog entry by eeyore82

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From Trinity Island we headed to mainland. Again a very scenic way with icebergs and glaciers around and whales...everywhere whales. These silent giants appearing to blow out and then slowly slide back into the sea waving at us with their tail.  In ...

Neko Harbour and Paradise Bay, Neko Harbour, Antarctica travel blog

Neko Harbour and Paradise Bay

A travel blog entry by eeyore82

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Another landing this time in Neko Harbour a beach full of - guess what - Penguins and in front of a huge glacier. We climbed up a hill and - we were lucky - just when we arrived the glacier calved and huge chunk of ice fell in the water. And again ...

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 ...

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