Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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First continental landing: Neko Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

First continental landing: Neko Harbour

A travel blog entry by flyingdutchmen

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After a change of plans yesterday, today then finally our first Antarctic continental landing! At least, when there are no Argentinians to disturb our plans..... We woke up early, this time light breakfast, and ready to go into the zodiacs again. From ...

South Pole Race Around the World: 2 miles, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

South Pole Race Around the World: 2 miles

A travel blog entry by mesabree

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I did not participate in this, but it's an event worth noting, and I did watch second half from the galley windows... forgive me, I was really exhausted, and what most people don't realize is that South Pole is, in addition to being one of the coldest ...

Skua finds and Pet Rocks (South Pole), Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

Skua finds and Pet Rocks (South Pole)

A travel blog entry by mesabree

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... the art room, moved some books in, and went rooting through Skua and found some garlands and fake flowers.   Skua is Antarctica's stuff exchange, where workers leave things they're through with, and take things they want.  Over time, some pretty ...

Wir dampfen Richtung Antarktis, Antarctica, United States travel blog

Wir dampfen Richtung Antarktis

A travel blog entry by tommysaw

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Wir kämpfen mit einer stürmischen See (7m hohe Wellen) und einem sehr starken Gegenwind (eine gute 9 auf der Baufort-Skala). Das sich auf dem Schiff bewegen, ist gar nicht so einfach ... Auf Grund des Hudelwetters kommen wir nur noch langsam voran. ...

Antarctica, Scott Base, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by johnjessy

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After a one day flight delay, I flew down to Scott Base (NZ) on a Kiwi Hercules. We spent a couple days on base and then headed out to camp at Windless Bight. During that time, my group conducted several research projects and learned snow skills. I'm ...

Crossing the Antarctic Circle, Antarctic Circle, Antarctica travel blog

Crossing the Antarctic Circle

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc

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... ship is moving at 11.2 knots (13 mph) on an almost due-south heading of 178º toward our first stop at Detaille Island, Antarctica, this afternoon. The air temperature was -2ºC  (28ºF) and the water temperature 0.2ºC (32ºF). Wind speed was 16 mph ...

As portly as a penguin, Crusing, Antarctica travel blog

As portly as a penguin

A travel blog entry by traveleasy

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... of the world - and so couldn't let this one go by.  Not sure if we will have another landing this afternoon.  We have a briefing in about an hour's time.  If not - then it is full steam ahead back to Ushuaia and the end of Antarctica. ...

Photos!, Antarctic Peninsula, United States travel blog

Photos!

A travel blog entry by mimi2south

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... webspace. More to come as I can get room in the "workshop". One of the professional photographers on board wants the Antarctica sunset photo - she was trapped taking pictures of ppeople while I was outside freezing in just my dinner outfit! Hope this ...

Deception Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Deception Island

A travel blog entry by cathy_bianchini

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We left the Antarctica continent (sob!) and headed towards Deception Island (yay!) Deception Island is actually an enormous caldera (crater of a volcano) so we woke up at 5:30am (love those early wake up calls!) so we could stand on deck as we passed ...

Arrival in Antartica, Antartic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Arrival in Antartica

A travel blog entry by xavier_ichabod

A pinch and an icy punch, a breezy new month. I had been travelling for nearly 2 decades, thought I had seen it all, but nothing could prepare me for my final continent. Stepping off the boat I felt like Pete Conrad must have felt stepping onto the moon. ...

HEADING FOR DRAKE'S PASSAGE, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

HEADING FOR DRAKE'S PASSAGE

A travel blog entry by mkennedy15

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... , we stopped about half way to watch two gulls attack a Shua in mid-flight. The Shua is one of the meanest scavengers found in Antarctica and South Georgia. Then we watched as a gull took dives at a single nesting penguin that was sitting on a nest on a ...

Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctic Sound

A travel blog entry by sandyhart

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After leaving Stanley we headed south toward Antarctica, the coldest, driest, windiest, and highest continent.   It is nearly twice the size of Australia, but 98% of it is covered by ice averaging at least one mile in thickness!  It has no ...

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 ...

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