Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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Off to Antarctica!, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Off to Antarctica!

A travel blog entry by nctravels

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The start of my 12 day voyage to the Weddell Sea and Antarctic ...

Lunch - bbque on ice Errera Channel, Errera Channel, Antarctica travel blog

Lunch - bbque on ice Errera Channel

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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I was too lazy to change for lunch as we were going back out kayaking in the afternoon. What a setting as we pass the many small icebergs. It was like we were drifting through a slow moving peacful movie set. The water was flat with reflections galore. ...

Antarctica Final Day 6 - Beauty and more, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Final Day 6 - Beauty and more

A travel blog entry by nancycaldwell

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... .5 S, 63.3 W; -2 C (30 F) Sunrise:  03:30   Sunset:  23:05 Our final day in Antarctica, and what a day.  We visited Port Lockroy, a British Cultural Heritage site that began life during WW2 as a listening post for German ...

Gourdin Island, Gourdin Island, Antarctica travel blog

Gourdin Island

A travel blog entry by kayleeshepheard

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Day 14: Day 14 - 7/12/13 After lunch we had a zodiac cruise and landing at Gourdin Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Our first activity was the zodiac cruise. We cruised through a channel with penguins perched on the rocks on either side. We also ...

Antarctica Day 3 - Wildlife and more, Cuerva Cove, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Day 3 - Wildlife and more

A travel blog entry by nancycaldwell

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... .  In support of the Argentine claim there is a small station that is rarely staffed, but satisfies the requirement.   Antarctica is "governed" by a treaty signed in the late 1950s by a Council of Countries that has grown over time to include ...

Antarctica  #2 -- Penguins and Passages, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica #2 -- Penguins and Passages

A travel blog entry by cliffanddoris

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... her waterproofs because it is too much of an effort to change before the next landing.  Whheewww!   Swimming in Antarctica That afternoon we sailed through rough seas on our way to Deception Island in another part of South Shetland ...

Winfly Excitement!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Winfly Excitement!

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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... our work responsibilities as the population grows we also have the benefits of seeing more of the transitional side of Antarctica as it goes from austral winter to austral summer. We are able to experience the gradual stages of complete darkness ...

I have arrived!, McMurdo, Antarctica travel blog

I have arrived!

A travel blog entry by saschajeffers

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I have officially arrived on the ice. What an amazing place! I have only been here a few hours and am already overwhelmed. Where do I start? First off, we left a cold, rainy, windy NZ so it felt really good to get out of there. We boarded a US ...

Antarctica Prologue, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Prologue

A travel blog entry by srossb1971

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Greetings! WOW! I am speechless, really about the things I saw in Antarctica. Its amazing to feel so isolated from the rest of the world, experiencing things that so many will ever see. I have a TON of pictures...fantastic pictures, that I hope to ...

Antarctic Odyssey, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctic Odyssey

A travel blog entry by mattersdorff

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... enormous glaciers and towering mountains on all sides, we visited Argentina's Antarctic base (officially setting foot on mainland Antarctica) and climbed a nearby snow-covered hill for more amazing views before taking the biggest natural snow slide I've ...

Happy Halloween!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Happy Halloween!

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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Michelle says: The past few weeks have been a bit of a blur! The chaos seems to never end at times! We have almost reached our max population - we are currently at 1,092! With our increase in population we have also received another vicious round of the ...

Antarctica!!, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica!!

A travel blog entry by oneluckygirl

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... , wonderful, stunning, unbelievable, fabulous, extraordinary, or awe-inspiring. So that's 10 words, but they all work. Antarctica was really amazing. I have never experienced anything like it before. Every time I looked out our balcony, there was a ...

Camping in Antarctica, Jougla Point, Antarctica travel blog

Camping in Antarctica

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... - shown how to and - then pitched our tiny 2 man tent - given the boundaries to freely roam and the night ahead was our Antarctica experience however we wanted to make of it. Many just found a spot, sat and observed the penguins and birds. There was no ...

Setting Off Day 4, 59 Degrees S; 62 Degrees W, Antarctica travel blog

Setting Off Day 4

A travel blog entry by nancycaldwell

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... .4 W, 3C (37F) Setting off, DAY 4!  As I noted in my first post, it's not that easy to visit to Antarctica.  We left Ushuaia last night around 8:00 pm, and have spent today crossing the Drake Lake – known by cartographers as the Drake ...

Conquering the 7th Continent, Port Lockroy,  Antarctica travel blog

Conquering the 7th Continent

A travel blog entry by sim_and_mike

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On the 12th January we landed (very early before breakfast) on the Antarctic continent itself rather than just the Peninsula (pah). Simone conquered her 7th continent and planted the Czech/Kentish flag in the snow. Whilst we were there a giant iceberg ...

Antarctic Adventure - Day 5 - Hello!!!, Lemaire Channel, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctic Adventure - Day 5 - Hello!!!

A travel blog entry by nloon

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What a day! We approached the Lemaire Channel as we "broke our fast" (Been reading Game of Thrones for the last while) and began to push through some light pancake ice that blocked the entrance. We were reliably informed by Jim, the expedition leader, ...

In search of Boer Claws of Mystery, Boer Claws Of Mystery, Antarctica travel blog

In search of Boer Claws of Mystery

A travel blog entry by willymammoth9

             Hello, welcome to the search of the Boer claws of mystery. This place existed in the past hundred centuries. This place was mysterious and very magical. However, the remains are ...

Jan. 23, Thurs.: Back to Punta Arenas, Frei Station to Punta Arenas, Antarctica travel blog

Jan. 23, Thurs.: Back to Punta Arenas

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd

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Jan. 23, Thurs. This was a day of "lasts:" Our last wake up call : "Good Morning Antarctica Travelers, It is seven o'clock in the morning.  Breakfast will be served at 7:30."  (in a New Zealand accent) Our last time to "Dress for Antarctica." ...

Crossing the Antarctic Circle-Penguin encounter, South Pole, Antarctica travel blog

Crossing the Antarctic Circle-Penguin encounter

A travel blog entry by chooseysuzy

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We are now two of only 60,000 people ever to cross the Antarctic Circle. At noon today, the ship passengers and crew celebrated together with champagne as the captain steered us across the Antarctic circle at 66' 33". Greg even had some champagne to ...

Happy Thanksgiving!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Happy Thanksgiving!

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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Happy Thanksgiving! We wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope that you were able to enjoy this holiday with family and friends. We missed being there with our family, but we enjoyed the day with our 'Galley family'! As you can imagine ...

It's cold out there!, Gourdin Island, Antarctica travel blog

It's cold out there!

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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... , but tolerable company when he sits still and minds his own business. -Bernard Stonehouse, Penguins ********************************************************************** Antarctica, we're there! Calm seas continued overnight, allowing us to catch up on ...

Antarctica, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by traciehowe

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Yes, I went to Antarctica! I never set foot on the ground, but I was so close that it still counts!!!! We spent 3 days sailing through the different channels past islands, icebergs, and even science research stations. We saw whales in the distance, seals ...

Elephant Island, Elephant Island, Antarctica travel blog

Elephant Island

A travel blog entry by kayleeshepheard

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Day 12: Day 12 - 5/12/13 Today we did a zodiac cruise around Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. We saw the monument at Point Wild, an area of great significance to the famous Shackleton expedition. The many rocks around the island were ...

Please help us get home!, South Pole, Antarctica travel blog

Please help us get home!

A travel blog entry by chooseysuzy

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... group of passengers who arrived on the charter planes are 2 days late starting their adventure and will only have 2 days in Antarctica before enduring the Drake passage. So we bid farewell to the White Continent that has touched our hearts and created ...

Antarctica the untouched continent, Antartica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica the untouched continent

A travel blog entry by kenthoi

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... renewable energy. Robert  gave us a very interesting presentation about his journey and the importance for us to maintain Antarctica pure and pristine. On Sunday we finally reached the tip of Antarctic Peninsula. The weather was poor; overcast and ...

Orca - killer whale - 2 v pengiun - 1, Dallmann Bay, Antarctica travel blog

Orca - killer whale - 2 v pengiun - 1

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... be read from this, would only sound like cliches copied from stories told by the fortunate few that have experienced Antarctica and witnessed its glory for themselves. Superlatives are lost in this magical and majestical fairyland. Wildlife is in ...

Yankee Harbour, Greenwich Island, Antarctica travel blog

Yankee Harbour

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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Our last stop was Yankee Harbour.  More penguins and seals there.  Chris and I were attacked by a fiesty skewer, repeatedly!  That night was the lavish Captain's dinner, good times were had by ...

So we got engaged in Antartica!, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

So we got engaged in Antartica!

A travel blog entry by fatsomoo

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... penguins, humpback whales and a lone Gentoo penguin (there is always one somewhere!) We headed back to Ortelius giddy with happiness. Antarctica had not finished with us for the day however and put on a light show for us at sunset lighting up the ...

AM Kayak, Petermann Island, Antarctica travel blog

AM Kayak

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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The 7 am announcement said that it was 7 C but had a 14 knots wind which made it cold on the open deck above the bridge as we headed down the Lemaire Channel towards Petermann Island. The sun was trying to peep through the cloud cover but never ...

Pleńeau Bay, the Lemaire Passage, and Damoy P, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Pleńeau Bay, the Lemaire Passage, and Damoy P

A travel blog entry by chooseysuzy

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... , but we do know that we will be landing, for the first time, ON THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA=WE ARE LANDING ON ACTUAL ANTARCTICA TOMORROW!!! I'm really excited and I can't wait to tell about all of tomorrow's fun times. Tonight a group of people aboard will ...

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