Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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Crossing the Infamous Drake Passage..., Paradise Harbour, Antarctica travel blog

Crossing the Infamous Drake Passage...

A travel blog entry by curlsandtales

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... against the wind and the current to get us back to the ship. Full of adrenaline from having set foot on a part of Antarctica, dinner was served pretty quickly after our return and debrief. And that is really when the fun started as our route from ...

South Pole Demographics and Ice Spouses, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

South Pole Demographics and Ice Spouses

A travel blog entry by mesabree

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... by half the station, because it was delivered bar-top in smoker's lounge.  The Plumber Foreman has been to Antarctica many seasons, and is notorious for delivering long winded talks from his high perch while drinking fellows look on, cheer and grunt ...

Baily Head, Lemaire Channel, Antarctica travel blog

Baily Head

A travel blog entry by williams2013

5am wake up call for a 5.30am beach landing at Baily Head on Deception Island. lt's a volcanic horseshoe shaped island , which last erupted in 1967(destroying two research stations). All the penguins nest on the outside of the island as water in the ...

Cold is beautiful, Paradise Harbour, Antarctica travel blog

Cold is beautiful

A travel blog entry by kksatrip

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True beauty brings awesome silence. As I sit here in the discovery lounge of the Expedition, with windows all around, the beauty of this sun bathed peninsula insists that I wake up and join in with the day that has already begun at about 3.00 am with ...

Afternoon at Paradise Island Antartica, Paradise Island Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Afternoon at Paradise Island Antartica

A travel blog entry by rileydog99

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We spent some time sailing towards Paradise Bay and Paradise Island seeing lots of icebergs, the occasional whale & occasional seal. It was a beautiful day and we had a terrific time sitting with our friends, passing our binoculars, jumping up every ...

Previous Trips, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Previous Trips

A travel blog entry by islander15

 Stop aboard Crystal ...

Deception Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Deception Island

A travel blog entry by foxiii

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An early start of 5:00am for our 6.5 km walk over the caldera - it is still an active volcano. Pete and Robbie decided to stay on board as the walk has a few tough parts to it across snow and slippery steep hills to 700 meters. It was touch and go ...

Deception Island, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Deception Island

A travel blog entry by kiwimitch2015

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Land ahoy!! In the misty distance we see an island and maybe an iceberg. Quality time was spent on deck and on the bridge whale spotting and watching penguins fish and birds circle while we waited for a Russian vessel to clear the harbor at Deception ...

Going to Elephant Island, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Going to Elephant Island

A travel blog entry by hans.francis

Friday 28th of November 2014 Today we have a sea day as we left South Georgia. We heading up to Elephant Island were we will arrive tomorrow. In the morning Hans was already early up and saw a lot of whales at least 40 in total. After ...

Mar 15th Petermann Island & Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Antarctica travel blog

Mar 15th Petermann Island & Port Lockroy

A travel blog entry by stuwelly

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"If it is possible a piece of beef, cod fish and a canvas baked duck roasted together in a pot with blood and cod liver oil, the illusion would be complete" - Dr Frederick Cook, the Bogan Expedition 1878 on what penguins taste like.   Day 8 – ...

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