Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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Antarctica - another planet, Antartica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica - another planet

A travel blog entry by winter2014

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Words and pictures cannot describe Antarctica - it has to be seen to be believed! We have had the most amazing experience travelling to the Antarctic peninsula and have lived to tell the tale of two very different Drakes Passage crossings! Where to begin? ...

Crossing Drake's passage, Crusing, Antarctica travel blog

Crossing Drake's passage

A travel blog entry by traveleasy

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... water!!! There are about 120people on board and 12 expert guides.  We've had three lectures so far - one on the geology of Antarctica, one on birds and one on penguins.  Kaye is sitting on one at the moment - about photography. There are birds ...

Active Volcano, Deception Island, United States travel blog

Active Volcano

A travel blog entry by staeven

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We're sailing on a millpond! It's 6AM and snowing, icebergs all around and seals are playing in the wake of the ship - colours are black, white and glacial green around the ice. Good thing we brought our ski gear. Last night sailed past the active ...

Polar Plunging, Crystal Sound, Antarctica travel blog

Polar Plunging

A travel blog entry by jmabro

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On our return to the ship we were offered a Polar Plunge off the gangway (no, not walking the gang plank! :-) How EXCITING!!! We got into our swimming costumes and joined the other 35 mad people, one was George who would turn 75 on this trip! Wait in ...

Graveyard Shift, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Graveyard Shift

A travel blog entry by pmcterry

We continued breaking ice for five days before arriving in the Ross  Sea.  There is warmer water here and the biologists on board are here  to understand the plankton in the nutrient rich waters.  I am running  four or five CTDs ...

Penguins, ahoy!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Penguins, ahoy!

A travel blog entry by pmcterry

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I awake to my roommie flicking on the lights.  "There's going to be a  fire drill in five minutes!" she warns.  "And we're in the ice, it's  beautiful out there!" I threw on my warm clothes and then ran outside.  The ship ...

Helicopter Delivery, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Helicopter Delivery

A travel blog entry by pmcterry

After days of nothing, the excitement of a helicopter delivery was  almost too much to bear.  I woke up early, but had already missed the  landing on the ice.  A flock(?) of penguins had caught sight of the  mysterious red bird ...

Antarctic Wildlife, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctic Wildlife

A travel blog entry by pmcterry

... and go in circles.  They are perpetually confused creatures. I saw several seals later on which explained the absence of penguins.  The seals lounged lazily on the ice as though it were a sunny beach.  It is summer in Antarctica after ...

test, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

test

A travel blog entry by explorerer

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this is a test -- Alex Pilon TravelPod ...

Gourdin Island and Ice Paddling at Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Gourdin Island and Ice Paddling at Brown Bluff

A travel blog entry by gezza51

... the Bransfield Strait last night and are now at the mouth of the Antartic Sound that will lead us into the Weddell Sea, a part of Antarctica that few ships go. Poppo and I head down to the mud room first as we are in the Mawson group...each time you head ...

On the way back: Drake Passage going wild, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

On the way back: Drake Passage going wild

A travel blog entry by flyingdutchmen

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After our last day with expeditions, everybody feels satisfied, but also sad (its over) and tired. Happily we are kept busy by E&E (Eating & Entertainment), but with waves of more than 15 meters, it is not easy to kep stable.....time to take the ...

Petermann Island - seals & minkes, Petermann Island, Antarctica travel blog

Petermann Island - seals & minkes

A travel blog entry by bmtravel

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... is home to about 500 breeding pairs of Adelie penguins & 2000 breeding pairs of Gentoo penguins (the most southerly colony in Antarctica). Our planned landing had to be abandoned due to the amount of ice around the landing beach, but zodiak cruising ...

Pleneau Bay - iceberg graveyard, Pleneau Bay, Antarctica travel blog

Pleneau Bay - iceberg graveyard

A travel blog entry by bmtravel

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Pleneau Bay lies just south of the Lemaire Channel, separating Hovgaard Island & the Antarctic Peninsula. Best know as the "iceberg graveyard" - where large tabular icebergs & older, rolled icebergs have run aground. Many of these icebergs ...

Montée sommet Utsteinen, Princess Elisabeth Antarctic Station - Utsteinen- Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Montée sommet Utsteinen

A travel blog entry by rlambert

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More Antarctic stories, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

More Antarctic stories

A travel blog entry by robynexploring

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So, the expedition leaders also took us to various research stations and expedition huts, old whaling stations, and abandoned sites as well.  Some of the places we went to spoke of the enormous challenge from both the internal and external forces. ...

Some penguins we saw last nite, Mcmurdo Station, Ross Island, Antarctica travel blog

Some penguins we saw last nite

A travel blog entry by jeffkalinas

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We saw these little fellas just a short walk from the research base of McMurdo. They're Adelie ...

Day 8. Drake Passage, Drake Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Day 8. Drake Passage

A travel blog entry by ann.and.trevor

... had the morning just pottering and reflecting on all we had seen. Very much a relaxing day, time to look at some of the photos we had taken and to have a look at the Fram Blog. In the evening we were all presented with our Antarctica ...

Fighting Fire with... whatever, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

Fighting Fire with... whatever

A travel blog entry by austin451

Today we had a fire drill.  It was the kind of thing intended to catch everyone off-guard so that we, the Emergency Response Team, may exercise and gauge our abilities to respond to a stressful, surprising, completely unexpected situation. As twenty ...

A little about Polie culture, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

A little about Polie culture

A travel blog entry by austin451

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Note:  it's kinda hard to upload photos everywhere with our shifty satellite internet, so go here for my album. Right now I am watching the worst movie ever made.  It's called "Space Pirates," and it stars no one you've ever heard of.  The ...

Nov 25, 2012, Cierva Cove, Antarctica travel blog

Nov 25, 2012

A travel blog entry by evs1210

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Drake Passage - Take 2, Paradise Harbour, Antarctica travel blog

Drake Passage - Take 2

A travel blog entry by chakotai

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... . Just filling in some notes from today's lecture - probably doesn't mean a lot to you reader, but there is so much ice in Antarctica and I never realised just how different each lot was - some is sea ice, some is glacier ice... I have learned a lot over ...

In the Ice, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

In the Ice

A travel blog entry by conrad.bear

I've decided if I sleep in until 11 the day goes quickly The gym has been abandon oh well the Milford Track will hurt Alexnder gave a lecture today about her grandfather I even watched South I was inspired That was pretty much the day ...

Drygalski Ice Tongue and Cape Washington, Cape Washington, Antarctica travel blog

Drygalski Ice Tongue and Cape Washington

A travel blog entry by conrad.bear

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Early morning start at 5:30 to see the Drygalski Ice Tongue.   Another great day at -2 the Ice Tongue was another ice shelf smaller then the Ross one.  I don't know who thougt it would be a good idea to wast the decks at 5:30am.  ...

Antarctica, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by lucy_peterg

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... hours allowing us to hike to the top of mountains or take a zodiac to search for whale watching. Whilst the Antarctica trip doesn't come cheap, we cannot recommend the Antarctic expedition highly enough and would say that Quark exceeded in all ...

South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

South Shetland Islands

A travel blog entry by sandyhart

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The weather improved during our second day in Antarctica - - the winds abated a little, temperatures climbed out of the 30s, and the sun came out! As passengers lined the decks looking for breaching whales, crab-eater seals and penguins on ice bergs, and ...

Antarctica, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by sandra.kurmann

...   21.11.07 Today was the day to start my biggest adventure of my entire trip... I was leaving to the Antarctica. After a visit at the National Park in Ushuaia and another big BBQ for lunch, we went on board and surprise, surprise ...

Bull Pass, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Bull Pass

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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Aaron Says:   I have been very fortunate to be in the paint department this year! At some point last year it was decided by management that several of the field camp facilities would need to be repaired and re-painted this season. Viola! I was the ...

Wow, it has been a While, Dell, Antarctica travel blog

Wow, it has been a While

A travel blog entry by juba

Sorry it has been so long. I hope some of you haven't replaced me with a drug addiction, I know it is the same sort of effect, but from what I know, I'm slightly more healthy... I think. I've been scared to write anything because I haven't had ...

Crossed Circle, 66º80' south ,air temp 0.5º, Somewhere in, Antarctica travel blog

Crossed Circle, 66º80' south ,air temp 0.5º

A travel blog entry by andrew-jenny

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Wednesday 18th Jan, 66º80' south air temp 0.5º, snowing Woke up to a cold snowy day. Passed the Antartic Circle just after 9am, about 500 metres before we got there we passed the start of broken sea ice, almost like it was a line in the sea showing the ...

Free at Last!, Antarctic Peninsula, United States travel blog

Free at Last!

A travel blog entry by drtee

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Just a quick note to let you know that I am no longer hazardous.  I am still spending most of my time in my cabin for the next couple of days,  but I'm going up to the Lido for decent meals. It takes a lot to impress a doctor, in my experience, ...

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