Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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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 ...

Gothul, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Gothul

A travel blog entry by hans.francis

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Tuesday 26th of November 2014 This morning we arrived at Gothul (Good Cove). And had a nice zodiac cruise for 1:30-2:00h. Tea break afterwards and then it was lunch time. The Austrian chef prepared together with the crew a party BBQ at ...

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 ...

In the Ice, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

In the Ice

A travel blog entry by conrad.bear

 Thankspiving at sea Wellthere are some very unhappy people who need to get over it. Morning alseep Afternoon art class or wathcing colours, I suck It doesn't get much better than this Wine for dinner, which lead to more wine, which ...

Nov 27, 2012, Arctowski Station, Antarctica travel blog

Nov 27, 2012

A travel blog entry by evs1210

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Yum, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

Yum

A travel blog entry by austin451

Today I had dinner and wine with three young researchers, some of the rare type that are brilliant scientists as well as human beings.  Two are Japanese transfers to Berkeley, and one is a Princeton-based physicist. It amazes me how little they ...

Mar 14th - Into the Polar Circle, Polar Circle, Antarctica travel blog

Mar 14th - Into the Polar Circle

A travel blog entry by stuwelly

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... which truthfully convey the actual feeling of Antarctica. But where else can all of these descriptions be true" - Capt. T.L.M. Suntter, Antarctica Newsletter   Day 7 – Friday 14th March 2014   Polar Circle, Antarctica   GPS 08.00 ...

Drake Passage, Paradise Harbour, Antarctica travel blog

Drake Passage

A travel blog entry by tommysaw

Nun heisst es bereits wieder von der Antarktis, ihrer herrlichen Tierwelt, der faszinierenden Landschaften, der bewegenden Erforschungsgeschichten  Abschied nehmen. Vergessen wir ob all dem Schönen nicht, wie der Südozean in der Vergangenheit vom ...

Nov 23, 2012, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Nov 23, 2012

A travel blog entry by evs1210

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"One Small Step For Yer Man" - Barrientos, Antarct

A travel blog entry by jonnyscottblair

... experience of my life to date. As I boarded the last Zodiac to leave Barrientos that day, I raised a selfish smile thinking "Antarctica - been there, done that, it's all it cracked up to be, and more..." Thank you Barrientos and goodnight. Sleep well. ...

Paradise Harbour - aptly named, Almirante Brown Station, Antarctica travel blog

Paradise Harbour - aptly named

A travel blog entry by bmtravel

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The treats keep coming - zodiac cruising in Paradise Bay. Hard to believe but the scenery was perhaps even more spectacular! Our zodiac driver/guide was geologist/artist Jamie Watts (aka Bear Grylls) - saw lots of seals apart from the ...

Besuch der polnischen Arctowski Station, King George Island, Antarctica travel blog

Besuch der polnischen Arctowski Station

A travel blog entry by tommysaw

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Die am Ufer der Admirality Bay, King George Island, Teil der Südshetland Inseln,  liegende ganzjährig besetzte polnische Forschungsstation "Arctowski" ist nach Henryk Arctowski, einem Geologen der belgischen Antarktisexpedition von 1897 unter ...

Hangin' out with Friends, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Hangin' out with Friends

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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... telling, belly dancing, poi spinning, and much more! Some of the acts are so amazing it is hard to believe that you are still in Antarctica and not at some theater in LA or New York!   There are a lot of sports activities to get involved in down here ...

Antarctic Medical, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctic Medical

A travel blog entry by mesabree

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... of families are semi-permanent residents with kids.  According to wikipedia, "As of 2009, eleven children were born in Antarctica (south of the 60th parallel south): eight at the Argentinean Esperanza Base and three at the Chilean Frei Montalva ...

Blog post zomg, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Blog post zomg

A travel blog entry by explorerer

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Gerlach Strait, Gerlach Strait, Antarctica travel blog

Gerlach Strait

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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Whalewatching and cruising the ...

Cape Armitage Loop, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Cape Armitage Loop

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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On a beautiful Sunday afternoon we decided to take a hike around town with our friends Quinn, Keri and Ben. Since the Sea Ice is still thick enough to travel on we decided to hike the Cape Armitage Loop.   Cape Armitage is located at 77 51S and 166 ...

First landing: Half moon island!, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

First landing: Half moon island!

A travel blog entry by flyingdutchmen

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... no trash, extreme cleaning of all your clothes, boots, etc (you don't want a virus or new species to be introduced on Antarctica.....). Then our group is announced (I am in Leopard, people are divided in 4 groups, to make each landing smooth). each ...

Part I: ANTARCTICA with 2 plastic bags, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Part I: ANTARCTICA with 2 plastic bags

A travel blog entry by ahdumb

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... and Tokyo... (part of it is obviously still not finalized), I´ve completed the first part of my exciting adventure - ANTARCTICA!! So i spent the week before leaving Hong Kong in a mad rush booking flights and hostels etc and buying the necessary ...

ICEBERG!!!!, Somewhere in, Antarctica travel blog

ICEBERG!!!!

A travel blog entry by bniester

Here we are in paradise bay. .. the name does it no justice! Simply gorgeous.   This morning was spent prepping for our overnight kayaking and camping expedition. .yes it's about 20 degrees,  brilliant sunshine and icebergs and glaciers ...

A day I'll never forget, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

A day I'll never forget

A travel blog entry by jrushton

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We had the most unbelievable day today. We  pulled into Wilhelmina Bay in the afternoon after a nice paddle in the am. The bay was full of whales. We set off in the zodiacs to drop us near a couple that we could see off in the distance. The water ...

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