Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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This is the real Antarctic!, Wilhelm Archipelago, Antarctica travel blog

This is the real Antarctic!

A travel blog entry by mtbrown

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... of our timing, the waves from two storms tended to cancel each other out.  However instead of getting postcard photos of Antarctica and its ice and wildlife, we are getting a taste of real Antarctic weather.    We have snow and sleet, and ...

The dark side of Antarctica, Whalers Bay, Antarctica travel blog

The dark side of Antarctica

A travel blog entry by nicdegiorgio

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... full of information and not afraid to share it, so this was perfect for me. It was very clear here that my perception of Antarctica was obviously, completely wrong and my only explanation, total lack of knowledge. Back onboard the ship I was so keen to ...

Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula, Day 2, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula, Day 2

A travel blog entry by normando

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This is Friday, January 20, 2012. Although the sun rose before 4 a.m., we did not get up until after 8.  Of course, the sun set very late, around 11 p.m.  There was a fantastic sunset last night, but I did not get to it in time to take ...

Polr Circle Fahrt und Bergbesteigung, Snow Hill Island , Antarctica travel blog

Polr Circle Fahrt und Bergbesteigung

A travel blog entry by hwalsing

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Wir sind heute duch den Antarctic Sund gefahren und sind mit der Fram so weit gekommen wie sie und ihre Schwesterschiffe seit langem nicht mehr. Leider verhinderte Eis eine Landung auf Snow Hill Island und wir unternahmen eine Rundfahrt mit den Polar ...

Dalman Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Dalman Bay

A travel blog entry by lblack12

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Up and down the peninsula - penguins, leopard seals, icebergs, whales. ...

I Made It!, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

I Made It!

A travel blog entry by meclayt

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... my legs over the side and jumped into the shallow water and walked ashore. I made it! I was actually standing in Antarctica!  The island had hundreds of penguins and several elephant seals. The penguins got very curious and actually waddled upto my ...

Titanic Flashbacks and Stories of Those Lost, Somewhere in, Antarctica travel blog

Titanic Flashbacks and Stories of Those Lost

A travel blog entry by meclayt

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The next morning, I got up at 6:30am to watch the passage through the Lamaire Channel. It is a very narrow, waterway between the peninsula and a long island, which are huge mountains and cliffs that towered over us and went steeply down into the water. ...

Orca magic, Cierva Cove, Antarctica travel blog

Orca magic

A travel blog entry by nicdegiorgio

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... drifted a little too close that he woke. We immediately moved to ensure we didn’t disturb it. (Another very strict Antarctica rule). We spent a bit of time watching this really interesting looking creature. I wasn’t sure whether it was scary ...

Descente crevasse, Princess Elisabeth Antarctic Station - Utsteinen- Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Descente crevasse

A travel blog entry by rlambert

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9 Days Without A Shower, Nice!, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

9 Days Without A Shower, Nice!

A travel blog entry by dmbtraveler195

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  Located on Goudier Island, visiting Port Lockroy gives a glimpse of daily living in Antarctica and a nonchalant welcome by the couple hundred or so black and white locals. About four months out of the year the island is also occupied by four to ...

11th Mar - Deception Island, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

11th Mar - Deception Island

A travel blog entry by stuwelly

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  "For speed and efficiency of travel give me Amundsen, for scientific discovery give me Scott, but when all hope is lost get on your knees and pray for Shackleton" - Sir Raymond Priesley   Deception Island, South Shetland IslandsGPS 08.00 ...

Silence (except for the wind), Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Silence (except for the wind)

A travel blog entry by stupidbunny

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I think I could work on Deception ...

Below the Antarctic Circle, Detaille Island, Antarctica travel blog

Below the Antarctic Circle

A travel blog entry by stupidbunny

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The farthest South we got ... below the Circle, to Detaille Island ...

In the Ice, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

In the Ice

A travel blog entry by conrad.bear

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Today we turned around at the wake up call we were 20 metres from where we were at dinner.   The plan for today is a Helicopter ride and drawing icebergs.   Well the helicopter riders were cancelled and I didn't make the drawing ...

Setting foot on Continental Antarctica, Orne harbor, Antarctica travel blog

Setting foot on Continental Antarctica

A travel blog entry by studoo

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... . We spent around 30 minutes at the site. Just sitting there and reflecting on the fact that we were actually in Continental Antarctica – which is beyond even their dreams for a huge majority of travelers- seemed like too magical to be true. And the ...

"Life on board the Orlova"

A travel blog entry by docdicdock

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Life on board our ship- the Lyubov Orlova:- We, 93 passengers, had 22 expedition staff and another 56 Russian crew and cabin staff looking after us. The "Quark" expedition staff included a Marine Biologist, a Geologist, Ornithologist, Historian, 5 ...

Last day:Cierva Cove, Trinity Island, Spert Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Last day:Cierva Cove, Trinity Island, Spert Island

A travel blog entry by flyingdutchmen

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Early wake up call by Chelly at 6:30.......but it is worth it: the last day of expeditions has begon, so we have to use our time efficiently.  First part is a Zodiac cruise, which is good, because you can slowly wake up with the cold wind in your ...

From Ukraine to Great Britain, Argentine Islands & Pleneau Bay, Antarctica travel blog

From Ukraine to Great Britain

A travel blog entry by jmabro

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Not literally of course! We started the morning with a Zodiac cruise around the Argentine Islands which is where the Vernadsky Research Station is housed. The area and channels we cruised are quite bleak and, apart from the research station, quite ...

Antarctic Peninsula, Ushuaia, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctic Peninsula

A travel blog entry by keithandshelley

Woke to find sea had calmed right down and spectacular scenary either side of ship.  Today we are hoping to go to Useful Island this morning - a site that sees very few landings.  Then this afternoon we are due to do a Zodiac cruise in Paradis ...

Whale Tales (or tails!), Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Whale Tales (or tails!)

A travel blog entry by hopskipandajane

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I won't go on too much about the whales as I realise I got a little carried away by the whole thing in the Kayaking entry... Truth be told I think this is the one thing we missed out on a bit by being the last trip of the season... but if what we saw was ...

Sealing the deal, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Sealing the deal

A travel blog entry by hopskipandajane

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Of all the wildlife experiences I had, I think my most special were all with seals... somehow it was always my kakak that they popped up right underneath, little noses appearing from nowhere delivering an equal dose of excitement and nerves... ...

Coverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Coverville Island

A travel blog entry by blairn99

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Day 7 Coverville Island The dive This is our second dive of the trip and it was in a little protected by at Coverville Island, the vis today is a much more pleasant 8m or so and the water temp is 1¢ªc we were missing a diver in Joanne as she did ...

Stairway to the moon, Neko Harbour, Antarctica travel blog

Stairway to the moon

A travel blog entry by staeven

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Over last few days we have experienced sun and snow or both at same time. Now in blizzard, just back from frolicking with penguins, up close and personal with leopard seal, cormorants and iridescent blue icebergs on and around fish islands - not sure ...

Zügelpinguine, Half Moon Island, Antarctica travel blog

Zügelpinguine

A travel blog entry by tommysaw

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Nach dem Verlassen der Arctowski Station segeln wir rund 4.5 Stunden zur Half Moon Insel, einer.  2km langen, sichelförmigen Insel im Schatten der spektakulären Berge und Gletscher der nahegelegenen Livingston Insel. Die zerklüftete kleine Insel ...

Leopard Seals in action, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Leopard Seals in action

A travel blog entry by cathy_bianchini

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Morning in Paradise Bay  - zodiac cruising. Saw a weddel seal, a crab eater seal, and a very friendly sea leopard seal who entertained us for quite a while.  Heaps of penguins, of course.  Afternoon landing on Fuerza Aerea de Chile ...

The weather improves, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

The weather improves

A travel blog entry by mtbrown

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... staff go to their offices in Colorado and spend the six winter months (summer in Colorado) preparing for the next summer in Antarctica.  The contract staff presumably have other jobs to go to while they are off station.  Someone asked if anyone ...

Run Silent, Run Deep, Peterman Island, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Run Silent, Run Deep

A travel blog entry by nicole.duncan

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Our final day of excursions was as breath-taking a the first. Our wake-up call came early this morning so we could go up on deck to watch the boat maneuver through the ice of the Lemaire channel. This is the first time this season that the boat has been ...

Avion, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Avion

A travel blog entry by indonesie2012

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Vue d'avion entre Londres, Los Angeles et ...

Fish Islands & Prospect Point, Fish Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Fish Islands & Prospect Point

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc

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... at 9:53, We went for 1 hour 58 minutes and covered a distance of 3.29 miles, according to RunKeeper. Kayaking in Antarctica for the first time was spectacular! Highlights included a few seals and Adelie penguins on ice floes, and some beautiful ice in ...

Quickie Tour of the South Pole, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

Quickie Tour of the South Pole

A travel blog entry by mesabree

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... acronyms and folk lore is mastered, one can be a bit lost, though I was delighted to find that the Lonely planet Antarctica guide actually provides the eager tourist with a pretty decent glimpse into the world of contract workers. Worth a bookshop browse ...

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