Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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McMurdo Base, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

McMurdo Base

A travel blog entry by bgibson

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I stayed one more night in McMurdo before leaving Antarctica. The weather was excellent. The icebreaker had already come in, to get the supply ships in. Once they break a channel through the ice the whole bay clears out, so I could see a ton of blue water ...

65 Degrees South, Almirante Brown Station, Antarctica travel blog

65 Degrees South

A travel blog entry by sjl901

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... tip of Weicke Island round into the southern entrance to the Neumayer Cahnnel, passing the small British base of Port Lockroy where Antarctica's only Post Office is located. For the next few hours we enjoyed a beautiful leisurely cruise up the channel, ...

8 Below, Brown Bluff, Antarctica travel blog

8 Below

A travel blog entry by nicole.duncan

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It was 8 below when we got up this morning but rose to about -2. Waking up and seeing huge icebergs and sea ice several miles long was incredible. The blues in some of the older bergs was especially breath taking. We anchored off of Brown Bluff in the ...

We crossed the Drake Passage! Aitcho Islands, Aitcho Islands, Antarctica travel blog

We crossed the Drake Passage! Aitcho Islands

A travel blog entry by dionea

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... Frances Drake who first wondered in these treacherous waters in 1580, this passage between the Southern tip of South America and Antarctica truly has something of a buccaneer's spirit. It is known as the wildest and the worst water passage on our planet. ...

Polar plunge..., South Pole, Antarctica travel blog

Polar plunge...

A travel blog entry by kemy08

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Today was the day.. We were told in the briefing last night that today we would be visiting deception island, and everyone on ship knew that meant one thing... The polar plunge! There is a beach at deception island called pendulum cove where they always ...

Last day :(, South Pole, Antarctica travel blog

Last day :(

A travel blog entry by kemy08

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... happy! So ill start again.. Today's isn't technically our last day of the trip, but it is our last day actually in Antarctica. It's our last chance to go ashore as this evening we head back into drakes passage and then two days of straight (and hopefully ...

Antarctica - cold paradise, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica - cold paradise

A travel blog entry by robynexploring

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 I am already back in Buenos Aires after the Antarctic leg of our travels.  I cannot begin to explain the impact of Antarctica on me and just about every other one of the 130ish people on our gorgeous ship, Expedition.  It was a trip where ...

Polar Plunge, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Polar Plunge

A travel blog entry by maxieduncan

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We headed to Deception Island overnight, a circular island with an entry point on it's southern side. It's the rim of an active volcano, though there hasn't been any serious activity in fifty years. Our first landing was at 5am on the outside of the rim ...

Penguin Highway, Whales and Antarctica Weather, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Penguin Highway, Whales and Antarctica Weather

A travel blog entry by meclayt

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The next day was very windy (a constant 35mph) wind, creating lots of waves, which made for a very interesting ride on our rafts (they were actually called Zodiacs). They were flat bottomed boats with an inflated tube around the edge to sit on. It was a ...

Jan 31, 2016, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Jan 31, 2016

A travel blog entry by batiz

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Palmer Station, Lemaire Channel, Palmer Station, Antarctica travel blog

Palmer Station, Lemaire Channel

A travel blog entry by conrad.bear

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It was still snowing when we woke up.  Today was an early wake up call at 06:30.  So we could get to Palmer Station.   It was the first station visit of the trip.  Palmer only allows 8 boats a year to dock.   The sea ...

The Rise of Ancient Evil and His Fall, Babbalabashabalabadingdong, Antarctica travel blog

The Rise of Ancient Evil and His Fall

A travel blog entry by noobiepwnz

Introduction: The land of Babbalabashabalabadingdong was a peaceful place..... before. It had lots of green trees, and many villages that would live happily. There were always lots of flowers and it was always a bright and happy place. The land itself ...

Whalewatching in Wilhelmina Bay, Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica travel blog

Whalewatching in Wilhelmina Bay

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc

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... Africa, western Australia, and New Zealand. There are an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 humpback whales worldwide, according to the Antarctica Cruising Guide. Their lifespan is 70 to 80 years. Some kayakers came out of the water and onto our Zodiac at 5:00. ...

Nov 22, 2012, Danco Island, Antarctica travel blog

Nov 22, 2012

A travel blog entry by evs1210

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sailing back to South America, Drake Passage, Antarctica travel blog

sailing back to South America

A travel blog entry by kthagan

... a Bloody Mary was spilt, not a drop, not a sip. The coffee was served, muffins, tea and toast We bade goodbye to Antarctica,  headed towards Argentina’s coast. The Drake Passage has been very, very good to us. “Drake Lake” describes ...

More Funny Penguins and Galloping Ice, Neumayer Channel, Almirante Brown, Skontorp Cove & Neko, Antarctica travel blog

More Funny Penguins and Galloping Ice

A travel blog entry by jmabro

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... characters and going's on :-) We then got our first experience of what can suddenly happen in somewhere as remote as Antarctica: we had been told that the nearby glacier would constantly have ice cracking and carving off into the water. This would be ...

Stinky, Smelly, Sweet Pea, and Snowmobiles, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

Stinky, Smelly, Sweet Pea, and Snowmobiles

A travel blog entry by austin451

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... ; The National Science Foundation realized years ago that despite the ridiculous polar conditions and virtually unmapped territory of interior Antarctica, it is much cheaper to send supply vehicles overland than to fly.  Thus the South Pole Traverse ...

Gerlache Straight, Gerlache Straight, Antarctica travel blog

Gerlache Straight

A travel blog entry by tammyandevan

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Sunday, January 25, 2009 Magnificent.  Majestic.  Pristine.  These are the words that describe what we saw today.  It's amazing how beautiful a bunch of ice and mountains can look when we simply don't mess it up.   We awoke ...

More pictures of arrival and around town, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

More pictures of arrival and around town

A travel blog entry by chuckjeanfl

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... Discovery Expedition of 1901–1904 in 1902 and is located at Hut Point on Ross Island by McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Visitors to Antarctica, arriving at either the US Base at McMurdo or New Zealand's Scott Base are likely to encounter Discovery ...

Antarctica 17-27 February 2009, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica 17-27 February 2009

A travel blog entry by rrdonne

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... icebergs and through brash ice sitting on the surface.  Even our big ship had to "move some ice".   The sound of Antarctica is beautiful...the groaning that comes from the ice cliffs, as it calves ice off into the sea, the big splash (and ...

Drake Shake, Drake Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Drake Shake

A travel blog entry by bmtravel

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Not exactly a restful night - thankfully the ship does have stabilisers, but with gale force winds (Beaufort scale 9) & an 8 m swell it was hard not to roll out of bed! Some drawers & cupboards we had not latched also created ...

Antarctica, Paradise Harbour, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by fionapine

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* Epic tales of sea adventurers & miraculous survival * Clear blue icebergs the size of tall buildings * Beautiful snowy landscapes, massive glaciers, rocky mountains, delicate icicles, volcanoes * Porpoising penguins, basking seals, soaring sea ...

Happy Birthday and a Glycol Spill, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

Happy Birthday and a Glycol Spill

A travel blog entry by mesabree

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January 16th marked my 23rd birthday, and another ten hour work day.  The day passed uneventfully; the same dishes, cleaning, ancient canned food, and same clock-watching.  Then, right before dinner, there was glycol spill in the second floor ...

Cuverville Island, Cuverville Island, Antarctica travel blog

Cuverville Island

A travel blog entry by lok

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We are divided into 4 groups to facilitate zodiac cruising and landing. We take turn getting off the ship. My group was the last to head out this morning. We donned our layers of clothing. I even put on my balaclava for the first time, since it appears ...

Crossing The Drake, Antarctic Peninsula, United States travel blog

Crossing The Drake

A travel blog entry by dm3nace

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I'm finally feeling well enough to start a new entry.  The past couple of days at sea had been pretty rough on me. The Drake Passage had been relentless and unforgiving but according to the crew, it was merely sleeping. The Drake has a reputation of ...

Antarctica, Cierva Cove, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by maxieduncan

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We woke up to a gloriously calm and sunny day. Our first stop was for a Zodiac cruise at Cierva Cove where because of the pristine conditions we were able to make landing at a tiny pebble beach and set foot on the continent. Because of missed ...

getting closer, Livingston Island, Antarctica travel blog

getting closer

A travel blog entry by brettski

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... first glacier. After we landed I walked over to a green patch where someone had found the two known vascular plants that exist in Antarctica. Both are flowering plants: one a grass and the other slips my mind. One of the Quark guys found the jaw of a ...

Our volcano., McMurdo Station Mount Erabus, Antarctica travel blog

Our volcano.

A travel blog entry by mike.pattison

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I took some photos from my crane when I was on top of this mountain and what a view. Here is some ...

Day 5. Esperanza, Hope Bay, Antarctica travel blog

Day 5. Esperanza

A travel blog entry by ann.and.trevor

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We were up at 05.30 not wanting to miss any of the fantastic scenery outside. It was bitterly cold but bright blue cloudless skies and bright sunshine - so all in all a lovely day. We were agaog at the size of the massive icebergs we passed - and very ...

Orne Harbor, Orne Harbor, Antarctica travel blog

Orne Harbor

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc

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... to watch! Chinstrap penguins average 27-30 inches in height and nine pounds in weight, according to the Bradt Antarctica wildlife guide. “Smaller and more slender than gentoos or Adelies, chinstraps have blue-black backs with white cheeks and ...

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