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Port Lockroy, Antarctica, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Port Lockroy, Antarctica

A travel blog entry by rhudy79

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... Historic Site no. 61 under the Antarctic Treaty.  It is and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Antarctica. Proceeds from the small souvenir shop fund the upkeep of the site and other historic sites and monuments in ...

A wild, remote land, Half Moon Island, Antarctica travel blog

A wild, remote land

A travel blog entry by jennycdec2014

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We woke at 6.30am to light cloud with patches of sun. The temperature has soared to zero degrees. Very mild we are told. Not much wind and we are told to keep doing our 'no wind dance' as wind is the biggest factor down here for temperature.   ...

Our Last Day in Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Our Last Day in Antarctica

A travel blog entry by rambling_roamer

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... the Falkland Islands, or the Malvinas, as they are called in Argentina. We went to the movie which was another documentary about Antarctica called "The Last Continent". We really didn’t care much for it – it was hard to figure out what their ...

Half Moon Island, Half Moon Island, Antarctica travel blog

Half Moon Island

A travel blog entry by bmtravel

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Those who thought they were on board for a relaxing holiday had a rude awakening today - breakfast at 0700 & on the zodiacs at 0830 to land at Half Moon Island Half Moon Island lies at the entrance to Moon Bay, between Livingston & Greenwich ...

Im Paradies ... Station Almirante Brown, Paradise Harbour, Antarctica travel blog

Im Paradies ... Station Almirante Brown

A travel blog entry by tommysaw

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Am späteren Nachmittag erreichen wir die auf dem Festland der antarkischen Halbinsel in der Paradies Biucht liegende argentinische Station Almirante Brown. William Brown, ein irischer Argentinien Einwanderer, der zum Nationalhelden wurde, gilt als Vater ...

2013-2014 season final entry, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

2013-2014 season final entry

A travel blog entry by ptroska

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     Sunday evening, Feb. 16. 12 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.5 degrees wind ...

Day 11 - Aboard Ocean Diamond (Antarctica), Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Day 11 - Aboard Ocean Diamond (Antarctica)

A travel blog entry by cullenjones

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Woke up early to see the first siting of an iceberg just before 7am as we left the Drake Passage. The calm weather meant that we had made excellent progress. The boat sailed between Anvers & Brabant Islands with frozen ocean & glacis all around. ...

Neko Harbor and Paradise Harbor, Neko Harbor, Antarctica travel blog

Neko Harbor and Paradise Harbor

A travel blog entry by studoo

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... that would result in a sudden surge of waves and flood the shore! It is such unpredictable outcomes that makes a place like Antarctica even more delicious for an expedition traveler!     The guides were pretty aware of this and were very ...

The beauty of icebergs!, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

The beauty of icebergs!

A travel blog entry by marychaffin

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... most beautiful scenery you could imagine...tall rocky jagged peaks surrounded by glaciers...Paradise cove is on the northern peninsula of Antarctica with islands that shoot almost straight up.  We were able to take a zodiac ride through the bay and ...

Pressure Ridges, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Pressure Ridges

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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Michelle says:   I took an exciting trip out to see the Pressure Ridges located on the Sea Ice right in front of Scott Base, Kiwi station, a few miles from McMurdo Station. We received a quick briefing and then boarded into a van and headed over to ...

reflections, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

reflections

A travel blog entry by loriatlarge

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It is Wednesday 12/13 and a special date in my family...somewhere midpassage in the Drake which is calmer on the way northward than on our first passage. We have left splendiferous icebergs, bergy bits, fast ice and sea ice behind with memories and a ...

Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Brown Bluff

A travel blog entry by bean_there

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We arrived around 10am. As we approached the anchor point the wind dropped and the seas became increasingly calm. This is the most beautiful place, surrounded by bluish icebergs and towering mountains. The wildlife was stunning, the seas full of ...

150,000 King Penguins, Prion Island, Antarctica travel blog

150,000 King Penguins

A travel blog entry by williams2013

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... at 5am. There is a wakeup announcement every morning over the PA in every room and the plan for the days in South Georgia and Antarctica is to do a shore landing or zodiac cruise at 5.30am, then come back on for breakfast, do the opposite cruise / landing ...

Arrivée première traverse vers la côte, Princess Elisabeth Antarctic Station - Utsteinen- Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Arrivée première traverse vers la côte

A travel blog entry by rlambert

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The circle of life, O Higgins, Antarctica travel blog

The circle of life

A travel blog entry by loriatlarge

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... winter sets in and the continent is frozen fast...having doubled its size as the ice shelf that surrounds it is counted as Antarctica proper....all of the penguins except the Emperor that is...he is the largest (3 ft? tall and marked with yellows and ...

Iceberg scuba dive and Neko harbour, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Iceberg scuba dive and Neko harbour

A travel blog entry by blairn99

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Day 10 Well the day was to be a challenging one it was snowing when we woke and I had the big idea that today was to be our last opportunity to dive on an iceberg. So I went about talking the others into our only iceberg dive so out of the four ...

Palmer Station, Anvers Island., Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula travel blog

Palmer Station, Anvers Island.

A travel blog entry by judylukacs

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This morning we woke up and looked out the window to see icebergs, clear blue skies and calm water! Magical! We had arrived in Antarctic waters looking across to Palmer Station on Anvers Island adjacent to the Antarctic Peninsula. Palmer Station is a US ...

Leaving the South Ocean, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Leaving the South Ocean

A travel blog entry by loriatlarge

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... , numbering tens of thousands per cubic yard, can develop which may cover hundreds of miles.  Quite some a smorgasbord! Galpal Rosie said "Antarctica will take your heart". And so it has.  And, I think, will continue to do so as I am able to ...

La station à Noël, Princess Elisabeth Antarctic Station - Utsteinen- Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

La station à Noël

A travel blog entry by rlambert

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Zodiacs, Crusing, Antarctica travel blog

Zodiacs

A travel blog entry by traveleasy

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Making another entry quickly because this morning was AMAZING.  The morning was just perfect weather-wise.  Woke up to sparking ice floes and a fantastic blue sky.  We had a million dollar view from the window as we ate breakfast.  A ...

Snow Globe Images from Antarctica, Torgersen Island, Antarctica travel blog

Snow Globe Images from Antarctica

A travel blog entry by wareameye

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This morning we are anchored off Torgersen Island in the entrance to Arthur Harbour, just off Anvers Island. It is the home of many Adelie penguin colonies which are being studied by scientists at the nearby Palmer Station because of their rapidly ...

The Iceberg graveyard, Pleneau, Antarctica travel blog

The Iceberg graveyard

A travel blog entry by nicdegiorgio

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Then, we were due to go into the zodiacs to the graveyard of all icebergs. What was to be was as easily forgotten as a group of four leopard seals played by the boat and an iceberg, even chewing the prop of the zodiac and showing off it seemed just so ...

. . . and on to McTown . . ., McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

. . . and on to McTown . . .

A travel blog entry by ptroska

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... below for more information - for some of them.  Also I'll list some sites for various articles pertaining to the Antarcticprogram. Antarctica: A Year on Ice Anthony Powell’s movie continues to rack in the awards at the US film festivals ...

Circle Crossing, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Circle Crossing

A travel blog entry by tamaradnp

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In the morning of 2/17 we crossed the Antarctic Circle at 8:14 am.   It was the start of a wonderful day! We stopped at an old British base that was abandoned with supplies.  Then we continued to travel as far south below the circle as the ice ...

St. Andrews Bay, Moltke Harbour, South Georgia, Antarctica travel blog

St. Andrews Bay, Moltke Harbour

A travel blog entry by rulian.fiske

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We went to bed around 10pm (well, Bob did, and I did not get in bed until around 10:30). And I could not fall asleep until close to midnight. At 1:30am, Martin woke all of us up – time to get ready for zodiac landing starting 2:15. Bob and I were ...

Scott hut, Scott Base, Antarctica travel blog

Scott hut

A travel blog entry by rlteague

Did you know that snot freezes in a tissue at -6degrees? Especially with a wind chill of about -30. Scots hut this morning, what an amazing place. We also saw our first emperor penguins. This afternoon a short trip to scot base, small green boxes on ...

Now I know what cold is, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Now I know what cold is

A travel blog entry by rlteague

Minus 11 outside and we are in our zodiacs to mc murdo base and Scotts discovery hut. Everything is icing up. Wherever water, other than in the sea is, there is ice. A white skirt adorns the ship at sea level, the hoses we use to wash our boots is ...

19 - 20 Nov: Back through the Drake Passage, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

19 - 20 Nov: Back through the Drake Passage

A travel blog entry by neelmullick

... ; Those who contemplate the beauty of nature will find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life." - Rachel Carlson. "If Antarctica were music, it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And ...

The beginning of the day that changed me forever, LeMaire Channel, Antarctica travel blog

The beginning of the day that changed me forever

A travel blog entry by nicdegiorgio

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... a group, nor had we see them jumping onto icebergs and sliding down on their bellies just like you expect to see in Antarctica. There must have been a lot of krill in the water because there were penguins everywhere. Everybody was out of their rooms, ...

Elsehul and Salisbury Plain, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Elsehul and Salisbury Plain

A travel blog entry by hans.francis

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Sunday 24th of November 2014 This morning we stand up at 04:00 o'clock. Yes, guys you all read it well. We thought it would be nice to see the sun set but there was not really one, foggy! But with a bit of patience and a cup of coffee ...

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