Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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Deception Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Deception Island

A travel blog entry by flyingdutchmen

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During lunch the Sea Spirit is sailing to our next destination: Deception Island. With such a name, it can only exceed expectations :-)  Deception Island is a sleeping (or not?) Vulcano. It used to be a firm, island like Vulcano, but after a big ...

The Sun Sets Early, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

The Sun Sets Early

A travel blog entry by 7800miles

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... in Antarctica and, after we fell asleep, we awoke to the Antarctic Convergence and then to Tierra del Fuego.Looking back, Antarctica is a place beyond words or pictures. Our pictures and descriptions cannot do it justice and if you're thinking about it ...

Portal Point and Cuverville Island, Portal Point, Antarctica travel blog

Portal Point and Cuverville Island

A travel blog entry by howardstein

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... water. We landed to find a rather clean site all snowy white as there are no penguins and their guano here. We also saw Antarctica fur seals and a Weddell seal. They can be distinguished by me by their colour (and probably by more to others). One dove ...

Last Chance to Leave Just Left, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Last Chance to Leave Just Left

A travel blog entry by rayonice

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... McMurdo Station in a ceremonial gesture to say goodbye. Pegasus is several miles from town on the Ross Ice Shelf, one of Antarctica's largest glaciers.             Many of us "Winter-overs", gathered at the ...

Success!, Greenwich Island, United States travel blog

Success!

A travel blog entry by adriannegruner

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We finished the drake crossing early this morning, and arrived at the Shetland islands. We have been rocking and rolling the past couple of days, but the crossing was mostly calm. The swells have been up to 10 feet, enough to knock over a few wine ...

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 ...

Booth Island and Port Lockroy, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Booth Island and Port Lockroy

A travel blog entry by soolsontheroad

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The pack ice did not allow us to get to our destination, Port Charcot, so we stopped at the south end of Booth Island to take a look at a Gentoo Penguin colony. This was really our first look at a large group of penguins. You can watch them for hours. At ...

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 ...

The shortest night, The Antarctic Circle, Antarctica travel blog

The shortest night

A travel blog entry by aussiepanda

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We crossed the 'true' Antarctic Circle last night – 66 33’46.5 degrees South Seas 2.5-4 metres. Position at 10:05AM 67 35’ S 165 36’ E. Course 142. Speed 9.3 knots. Outside temp -1C Lecture by Dr John French – World Firsts ...

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 ...

Icebergs in Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Sound, Antarctica travel blog

Icebergs in Antarctic Sound

A travel blog entry by alreadypacked

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... is powerful.  And one of the expedition team members, but I can’t remember which one, says, “There is no mud in Antarctica.”  If it looks like mud, it is wet guano.  Luqui ended his talk with, “Bon appetit!” as ...

Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by misscolesngatea

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

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