Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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Day 5. Esperanza, Hope Bay, Antarctica travel blog

Day 5. Esperanza

A travel blog entry by ann.and.trevor


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


... 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 ...

Whales and whales, Danco Island, Antarctica travel blog

Whales and whales

A travel blog entry by fritz51


... we set sail northwards to the Drake Passage and Ushuaia. A beautiful sunset late at night to say farewell to Antarctica.  Graham Passage, our morning destination, is located north of Charlotte Bay and is bounded between the Antarctic continent ...

Tabular Icebergs and Jumping Penguins,  6320’ S 57W, Antarctica travel blog

Tabular Icebergs and Jumping Penguins

A travel blog entry by friesendm


... the island required a challenging climb through loose shale, but rewarded us with magnificent island panoramas, views of the Antarctica Peninsula across a narrow ribbon of the Bransfield Strait, and the spectacle of a seemingly endless array of glistening ...

Fur Seal Frenzy, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

Fur Seal Frenzy

A travel blog entry by gaye1959


Up for an early start to the day, looking good for our first opportunity to zodiac to the mainland. We had breakfast at 7.00 in preparation for the first zodiac leaving at 8.00 to go to Right Whale Bay.  We had to get ready to go in the zodiacs. We ...

A Great Beginning, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

A Great Beginning

A travel blog entry by eldonsteeves


Today (Feb. 3) was the beginning of our Zodiac excursions of discovery. Our first was to explore Pleneau Bay on the Antarctica Peninsula.  We saw crabeater seals, Gentoo penguins and so many fabulous icebergs.  We jitted around for 1 hours ...

Elephant Island, Elephant Island, Antarctica travel blog

Elephant Island

A travel blog entry by rileydog99


Next stop --- Elephant Island! It is one of the most notorious islands in the sub-Antarctic waters & is about 160 miles north of the Antarctic peninsula. During the early 1900's there were many scientific expeditions sent by a number of countries for ...

First Zodiac landing Half Moon Island, , Antarctica travel blog

First Zodiac landing Half Moon Island

A travel blog entry by foxiii


We were one of the first groups allocated to head ashore. Heaps of penguins, fur seals and sea lions on a sunny day. A bit of a smell close to the penguins. They did warn us that you will never forget the smell. Believe me you will not forget it! Even ...

The Journey of the Polaris, Villa Las Estrellas, Antarctica travel blog

The Journey of the Polaris

A travel blog entry by bzmot


Autobus jadący do portu z parkingu portowego gdzieś się zawieruszył, więc cała trasę (ok. 100 m) mężnie postanowiliśmy przejść sami, tym bardziej, że bagaże były już na ...

Day at Sea and a landing at Deception Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Day at Sea and a landing at Deception Island

A travel blog entry by blairn99


... can see the current Spanish and Argentine research bases, these bases are manned year round in this area as it is not considered Antarctica yet and the winters are much milder. This was a great first landing, with only better to come I trust. See ...

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