Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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Antarctica, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by krepitch

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#7 Is In The Bag, Reclus Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

#7 Is In The Bag

A travel blog entry by wnrdog

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At 0930 we boarded the zodiac to Portal Point, which marks the entrance to Charlotte Bay on the Reclus Peninsula.  The boat ferried us to the shore, where I stepped onto the 7th continent. It was overcast and snowing, but the weather was secondary ...

Arrival at South Pole, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

Arrival at South Pole

A travel blog entry by mesabree

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... ;crew members were proud, assuring me it had been a particularly difficult landing.  The pilot on my flight had been flying Antarctica for 11 years, and no-one on the plane had less than three years under their belt.   The co-pilot turned ...

Lemaire channel and ice, Somewhere in, Antarctica travel blog

Lemaire channel and ice

A travel blog entry by andrew-jenny

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Started the day in Flanders bay, the aim today is to sail through the Lemaire channel and then onto a landing somewhere. Not great weather and lots of ice about, so getting through the channel is uncertain. The Lemaire channel is a narrow channel between ...

At The South Pole, South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

At The South Pole

A travel blog entry by bgibson

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I spent the next ten weeks working as a Power Plant Mechanic at Amundsen-Scott Base at the geographic south pole. The sun never sets during the summer. The sun just goes around in a circle, slowing getting lower as the season goes on. There is not much ...

More Exploring Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

More Exploring Antarctica

A travel blog entry by eldonsteeves

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Wednesday morning our Zodiac group was the first to disembark the ship at 8:00. We are at Port Lockroy which is a natural harbor located on the western side of Wiencke Island in the Palmer Archipelago. The main attraction now is it's museum and shop, ...

Torgersen Island and Palmer Station (USA base), Torgersen Island, Antarctica travel blog

Torgersen Island and Palmer Station (USA base)

A travel blog entry by howardstein

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... had wingspans of four or five feet.   This afternoon we visited Palmer Station, one of three US research stations in Antarctica. This station operates year round with 20 to 45 people here depending on the season. In winter 20 maintenance staff is ...

Antarctica!  Incredible!!!, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica! Incredible!!!

A travel blog entry by lijebaley

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... ;  Late in the 16th Century, Sir Francis Drake saw that south of the archipelago there was clear water between South America and Antarctica.   Although Drake did not use the passage, it bears his name today, and is used by many of the super ...

The Halloween Party, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

The Halloween Party

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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The Halloween party was pretty fun this year! It was not nearly as crowded this year as it has been in previous years, which made it more comfortable and mellow. This year we brought down our costumes from the States instead of making something or ...

De een z'n dood, is de ander z'n brood, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

De een z'n dood, is de ander z'n brood

A travel blog entry by irmenjoop

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... . De gevoelstemperatuur zal wel iets lager liggen dan gisteren. Vandaag komen we aan bij the Antarctic Peninsula, het vaste land van Antarctica. We hopen daar een landing te kunnen doen, zodat we echt op dit continent zijn geweest.  Voor het ontbijt ...

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