Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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Penguins, ahoy!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Penguins, ahoy!

A travel blog entry by pmcterry

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I awake to my roommie flicking on the lights.  "There's going to be a  fire drill in five minutes!" she warns.  "And we're in the ice, it's  beautiful out there!" I threw on my warm clothes and then ran outside.  The ship ...

Helicopter Delivery, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Helicopter Delivery

A travel blog entry by pmcterry

After days of nothing, the excitement of a helicopter delivery was  almost too much to bear.  I woke up early, but had already missed the  landing on the ice.  A flock(?) of penguins had caught sight of the  mysterious red bird ...

Antarctic Wildlife, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctic Wildlife

A travel blog entry by pmcterry

... and go in circles.  They are perpetually confused creatures. I saw several seals later on which explained the absence of penguins.  The seals lounged lazily on the ice as though it were a sunny beach.  It is summer in Antarctica after ...

test, Grytviken, Antarctica travel blog

test

A travel blog entry by explorerer

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this is a test -- Alex Pilon TravelPod ...

Gourdin Island and Ice Paddling at Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Gourdin Island and Ice Paddling at Brown Bluff

A travel blog entry by gezza51

... the Bransfield Strait last night and are now at the mouth of the Antartic Sound that will lead us into the Weddell Sea, a part of Antarctica that few ships go. Poppo and I head down to the mud room first as we are in the Mawson group...each time you head ...

On the way back: Drake Passage going wild, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

On the way back: Drake Passage going wild

A travel blog entry by flyingdutchmen

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After our last day with expeditions, everybody feels satisfied, but also sad (its over) and tired. Happily we are kept busy by E&E (Eating & Entertainment), but with waves of more than 15 meters, it is not easy to kep stable.....time to take the ...

Petermann Island - seals & minkes, Petermann Island, Antarctica travel blog

Petermann Island - seals & minkes

A travel blog entry by bmtravel

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... is home to about 500 breeding pairs of Adelie penguins & 2000 breeding pairs of Gentoo penguins (the most southerly colony in Antarctica). Our planned landing had to be abandoned due to the amount of ice around the landing beach, but zodiak cruising ...

Pleneau Bay - iceberg graveyard, Pleneau Bay, Antarctica travel blog

Pleneau Bay - iceberg graveyard

A travel blog entry by bmtravel

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Pleneau Bay lies just south of the Lemaire Channel, separating Hovgaard Island & the Antarctic Peninsula. Best know as the "iceberg graveyard" - where large tabular icebergs & older, rolled icebergs have run aground. Many of these icebergs ...

Montée sommet Utsteinen, Princess Elisabeth Antarctic Station - Utsteinen- Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Montée sommet Utsteinen

A travel blog entry by rlambert

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Palmer Research Station Personnel Join the Ship, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Palmer Research Station Personnel Join the Ship

A travel blog entry by rambling_roamer

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... information about the other two USA research stations, the McMurdo Station and the Amundson - Scott South Pole Station. The stations on Antarctica are primarily funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The budget for them is $450 MM of a total $7 ...

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