Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Port Lockroy/Neumayer Channel/Neko Harbor, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Port Lockroy/Neumayer Channel/Neko Harbor

A travel blog entry by chooseysuzy

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... of the other families on the trip are seasoned travelers. One 11 year old girl has been to over 60 countries, Antarctica becoming her 7th continent. I had a wonderful time photographing penguins on Jougla Island. Snapped some real winners. So excited ...

All aboard...the MS Andrea!, Navigating through the rough waters of the Drake Passage, Antarctica travel blog

All aboard...the MS Andrea!

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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... at sea, the Expedition Staff presented lectures on various important and interesting Antarctic topics. I went to the lecture: "Introduction to Antarctica". An overview was given of the "ice-covered continent which has only 2% of its land free of ice. He ...

Antarctic Adventure  Day 6  Visiting d neighbors!, Vernadsky Research Station, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctic Adventure Day 6 Visiting d neighbors!

A travel blog entry by nloon

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... would have had to pay a fortune to decommission it under the terms of the Antarctic Treaty and the Ukrainians got a foothold in Antarctica. We went in for a quick visit to see what like was like in a functioning Antarctic research station and even hung ...

The Ice Breaker Has Arrived!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

The Ice Breaker Has Arrived!

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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The Swedish Ice Breaker,Oden, has arrived! The Oden made it's initial pass on January 7 and will spend this next week re-cutting the path for the oil tanker and re-supply vessel which will arrive at the end of the month and the beginning of ...

Welcome to Antarctica!, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Welcome to Antarctica!

A travel blog entry by epiper

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... of clothing and fleece, then waterproof wet weather trousers and heavy rubber boots!!! And yet still determinedly keen to set foot on Antarctica! And armed with camera wrapped in a specialist dry bag. Counted in to the zodiac waiting at the stern of the ...

Scotia Sea, Scotia Sea, Antarctica travel blog

Scotia Sea

A travel blog entry by kayleeshepheard

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Day 10-11: Day 10 - 3/12/13 We were back in the open ocean, travelling through the Scotia Sea, and I was feeling quite sick again. Just watched the lectures from the TV in our cabin and stayed in bed all day. Day 11 - 4/12/13 We were still in the Scotia ...

Jan. 21, Tues.:  Walking on the Continent, Brown Station, Antarctica travel blog

Jan. 21, Tues.: Walking on the Continent

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd

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Tuesday Jan. 21   Hard to imagine we only have today and tomorrow here in  Antarctica!   This morning we are touring and hiking the Brown Station and Paradise Harbor area and cruising around the harbor.  Our group is divided in ...

South Pole, South Pole, Antarctica travel blog

South Pole

A travel blog entry by roopa_anish

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We passed over the South Pole, it was an incredible ...

The white land, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

The white land

A travel blog entry by ryanislost

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... very lucky person to have got the chance to see it, smell it and touch it! Just a little info.... Ice covers 99.6% of Antarctica. Antarctica´s ice sheets contain 90% of the world´s ice (30 million cubic km), which contains nearly 70% of the world´s ...

Evening cruise to Port Lockroy, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Evening cruise to Port Lockroy

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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A relocate along Lemaire Channel or otherwise known as Kodak Alley. I was in the bridge, where its warm and you have a wonderful forward view, when I saw out of the corner of my eye what appeared to be 2 whales surfacing. Sure enough they were 2 ...

Stepping foot on the Antarctic mainland, Neko Harbour, Antarctica travel blog

Stepping foot on the Antarctic mainland

A travel blog entry by tonyandsara_rtw

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After another fab 4 course lunch we steamed on to our next stop, Neko Harbor - an untouched, pristine bay filled with ice-bergs and glaciers and surrounded by mountains.  We landed on a beach in the middle of another penguin colony and climbed a ...

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