Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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Yalour Islands, Yalour Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Yalour Islands

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc

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... and heavy at times. Visibility is of course poor today due the snowfall, but it’s quite beautiful to be out in Antarctica (in the middle of summer, may I remind you!) while it’s snowing. "The rocks observed on the Yalours and surrounding ...

ANTARCTICA: First step on land and camping, Gerlache Strait, Antarctica travel blog

ANTARCTICA: First step on land and camping

A travel blog entry by ericjon97

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... Missy who lives in LA.  She’s traveling down here with a friend of a friend who has also always wanted to come to Antarctica.  It’s pretty impressive she was able to find someone else who wanted to go and who had the means to make it ...

Land of Ice, wind and frigid waters, Antarctic Peninsula, United States travel blog

Land of Ice, wind and frigid waters

A travel blog entry by ireneshoemaker

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... three jackets, I went out on the bow of the ship frequently to look at glaciers, icebergs, wildlife and mountainous landscape of Antarctica. The ice-pilot announced that we had succeeded with 75 % of the itinerary. However, on the third day as we were ...

Crossing the convergence, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Crossing the convergence

A travel blog entry by brettski

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... . We continued to walk around Aitcho Island as the seals sealed and the penguins penguined. Technically we were in Antarctica because the South Shetlands are within the Antarctic convergence. Although, to be accurate, the South Shetlands are islands ...

Adios Drake and Arriving in the South Shetlands, The South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Adios Drake and Arriving in the South Shetlands

A travel blog entry by paulitoandmoni

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... land we had a wee rest and then had to go down for our mandatory lecture at 5 on how to behave when on the Antarctica mainland, after this we had to go upstairs and where called downstains cabin by cabin to get our boots and jackets and landing ...

Penguins in the Snow, Petermann Island, Antarctica travel blog

Penguins in the Snow

A travel blog entry by fritz51

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Day 14 21 January Thursday Snow and cold. Adelie colonies; crab eater seals. An eerie ghostly landscape. Could not see the ship. Took a while to get back to the ship with Liliana using GPS and skirting and breaking our way through the ice to open water. ...

Attack of the tonsils, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Attack of the tonsils

A travel blog entry by row20

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Another cold weather holiday and another bout of tonsillitis. The voice has gone and Cat is my translator. We spent most of the day travelling back North. The travel time was filled with the continuation of the education program and lots of dozing. Late ...

Stunning scenery !, Halfmoon Island, Antarctica travel blog

Stunning scenery !

A travel blog entry by nicdegiorgio

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... mountain it was 12.8'C. At no point before I left for this trip did I think I'd be wearing no sleeves in Antarctica. I grew fonder of trekking. I never really understood why people go on holidays to physically exert themself but now I totally ...

Cape Royds, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Cape Royds

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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... of Ross Island. Even though the flight lasted about twenty minutes it was definitely one of the coolest things I've done here in Antarctica!   We landed at a pre-arranged destination that was nothing more then a section of dirt in a sea of snow. We ...

Land Ho!, Aitcho Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Land Ho!

A travel blog entry by jmsges

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... ; We also must step through a disinfectant wash, then spray down  the boots with a chemical to trap in any bacteria.  Antarctica has a very vulnerable environment and we must do all that we can to protect it.     Tonight we sail 110 ...

Barrientos Island, Barrientos Island, Antarctica travel blog

Barrientos Island

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc

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... back to the ship. The three-hour time period allotted for our excursion went by so quickly. It was a fantastic final jaunt in Antarctica. Climbed back aboard Akademik Ioffe for the last time at 5:19. Hung up my kayaking gear and Wetskins in the mudroom ...

Antarctican vodka shots, Vernadsky Station, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctican vodka shots

A travel blog entry by kenanddonna2005

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Photos only ... please see previous and later blogs for ...

Bring Out Your Dead!, Antarctic Peninsula, United States travel blog

Bring Out Your Dead!

A travel blog entry by drtee

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... photo ever.  Tomorrow I may be liberated.  Attica! Attica! Part II OMG. First of all, the joke today was "Antarctica has gone missing."  This was from the captain, who was apologetic all day about the lack of visibility (though the ride ...

Dumb website, What crap!, Antarctica travel blog

Dumb website

A travel blog entry by cistarocousins

how ...

Feathers, fins and footprints, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Feathers, fins and footprints

A travel blog entry by gaye1959

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... it was very cold. We are now back in our cabin, South Georgia is now disappearing into the horizon and there are some very large icebergs to be seen out our porthole. They have battened down the hatches now to the decks as we motor our way to ...

Below 60 Degree South, Elephant Island, Antarctica travel blog

Below 60 Degree South

A travel blog entry by sjl901

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After leaving Port Stanley, Falkland Islands we continued south and had a day at sea. Last night shortly after midnight we heard the fog horn sounding. I opened our window, actually turned on the tv as we are in an inside room, and sure enough, it was ...

48 hours on the ice, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

48 hours on the ice

A travel blog entry by chuckjeanfl

We are settling in. We work 9 hours days . We have completed our training and finally got assigned a work space, since we had been working out of the lounge in our dorm.  Our room is for 4 people, currently it is only Bob and I, but we are expecting ...

In the Footsteps of Sir Francis Drake, South Shetlands, Antarctica travel blog

In the Footsteps of Sir Francis Drake

A travel blog entry by p2travel

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We left Ushuaia on schedule. Waves of farewell and clicking cameras, from the docked Cruise Ship, acknowledging our departure.  On board high hopes for the adventure ahead, slightly nervous of our new roles in the team.  Twenty one ...

How Green Was My Valley, O Higgins, Antarctica travel blog

How Green Was My Valley

A travel blog entry by nicole.duncan

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... we got moving in the kayak.  Madeleine Today was like a dream come true.  I have always wanted to come to Antarctica.  While Nicole was out paddling in a kayak, I was first cruising in a zodiac with nine other people looking at penguins ...

Un nouveau joujou..., Princess Elisabeth Antarctic Station - Utsteinen- Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Un nouveau joujou...

A travel blog entry by rlambert

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Sunshine, sledding and near-death experiences, Neko Harbor, Antarctica travel blog

Sunshine, sledding and near-death experiences

A travel blog entry by jmsges

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... didn’t want to stay the winter.  It’s a pretty risky maneuver if you ask me, burning down your only shelter in Antarctica in the hopes that someone will come pick you up.  Luckily for that doctor, it did work, but it’s a bit ...

Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by misscolesngatea

I saw lots of ice and it was incredibly ...

Antarctica, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by krepitch

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#7 Is In The Bag, Reclus Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

#7 Is In The Bag

A travel blog entry by wnrdog

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At 0930 we boarded the zodiac to Portal Point, which marks the entrance to Charlotte Bay on the Reclus Peninsula.  The boat ferried us to the shore, where I stepped onto the 7th continent. It was overcast and snowing, but the weather was secondary ...

Arrival at South Pole, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

Arrival at South Pole

A travel blog entry by mesabree

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... ;crew members were proud, assuring me it had been a particularly difficult landing.  The pilot on my flight had been flying Antarctica for 11 years, and no-one on the plane had less than three years under their belt.   The co-pilot turned ...

Lemaire channel and ice, Somewhere in, Antarctica travel blog

Lemaire channel and ice

A travel blog entry by andrew-jenny

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Started the day in Flanders bay, the aim today is to sail through the Lemaire channel and then onto a landing somewhere. Not great weather and lots of ice about, so getting through the channel is uncertain. The Lemaire channel is a narrow channel between ...

At The South Pole, South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

At The South Pole

A travel blog entry by bgibson

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I spent the next ten weeks working as a Power Plant Mechanic at Amundsen-Scott Base at the geographic south pole. The sun never sets during the summer. The sun just goes around in a circle, slowing getting lower as the season goes on. There is not much ...

More Exploring Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

More Exploring Antarctica

A travel blog entry by eldonsteeves

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Wednesday morning our Zodiac group was the first to disembark the ship at 8:00. We are at Port Lockroy which is a natural harbor located on the western side of Wiencke Island in the Palmer Archipelago. The main attraction now is it's museum and shop, ...

Antarctica!  Incredible!!!, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica! Incredible!!!

A travel blog entry by lijebaley

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... ;  Late in the 16th Century, Sir Francis Drake saw that south of the archipelago there was clear water between South America and Antarctica.   Although Drake did not use the passage, it bears his name today, and is used by many of the super ...

The Halloween Party, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

The Halloween Party

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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The Halloween party was pretty fun this year! It was not nearly as crowded this year as it has been in previous years, which made it more comfortable and mellow. This year we brought down our costumes from the States instead of making something or ...

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