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Telefon Bay - Port Foster, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Telefon Bay - Port Foster

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Telefon Bay was our next anchoring at the head of Deception Island's 4 miles by 3 miles horseshoe shape bay. Being a sheltered spot it became a favourite for whalers who set up a shore station. We walked up to peer into the various carters. It was moon ...

Antarctica #3 - Cruising for Chicks, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica #3 - Cruising for Chicks

A travel blog entry by cliffanddoris

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... Hannah Point during the summer and in fact it is covered with green grass!  This is the only grass that grows in Antarctica and it's called Antarctic Hairgrass.  There's also a lot of mosses and lichen growing on the ground and the rocks, which ...

Day 4, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Day 4

A travel blog entry by oslers

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Weather today was a bit tough but I stayed bundled up and kept my time outside to a minimum. There is a question of whether or not the rocks here on site are suitable for use as armor stone as part of whatever shoreline protection we come up with.  ...

Magical snow – Happy feet (on the seventh co, Pleneau Island, Antarctica travel blog

Magical snow – Happy feet (on the seventh co

A travel blog entry by anneandnath

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It snowed all day and it only added to the unforgettable experience. The calm greyness was quite subliminal. The ship was covered in snow and yet everyone was on deck marvelling at this surreal environment. Who would have ever thought we would kayak in ...

On the Way back, Somewhere in, Antarctica travel blog

On the Way back

A travel blog entry by dodotheexplorer

Over the night we entered the Drake Passage once again and you could start to feel the boat rocking back and forth. It wasn't to bad as on the way her. Perhaps we just got used to it or were more prepared this time around. I actually slept fantastically ...

I crossed the Antarctic circle!, crystal sound, Antarctica travel blog

I crossed the Antarctic circle!

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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I had my alarm set in time for the sunrise so i woke up to see what was happening but the sunrise today was no good so i crawled back into bed to get some shut eye for another hour or so before we got called in for brekky. There is a great viewing area ...

Jan. 19:  Mikkelsen Harbour, Trinity Island, Mikkelsen Harbour, Antarctica travel blog

Jan. 19: Mikkelsen Harbour, Trinity Island

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd

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Sun. Jan. 19 Overnight we sailed from the King George Island in the South Shetland Islands across the Bransfield Straight.  It is rough open sea.  We will be more sheltered for the next few days. We awakened around 5:30 to find it foggy, ...

Drake Passage and Landfall:  South Shetlands, Livingston Island, South Shetlands, Antarctica travel blog

Drake Passage and Landfall: South Shetlands

A travel blog entry by srossb1971

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... from her deck while exiting the Beagle channel into the South Atlantic, and through the Drake Passage southward to Antarctica: The journey Eastward through the Beagle Channel and into the open South Atlantic took several hours, and thankfully the ...

Day 5, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Day 5

A travel blog entry by tobi

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Jan. 18:  Attempt #2:  arrived in Antarctica, Frei Station, King George Island, Antarctica travel blog

Jan. 18: Attempt #2: arrived in Antarctica

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd

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... in the Antarctic.  Just imagine 68 people getting on a bus dressed for hiking across the frozen tundra.  "Dressing for Antarctica" requires you to prepare for the wind, wind chill and ocean spray.   There we were,  wearing long ...

Mass Causality Incident Training, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Mass Causality Incident Training

A travel blog entry by sarahmeyer

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Sullywan Kenobi has landed in Antarctica, McMurdo research station, Ross Island, Ross Sea,, Antarctica travel blog

Sullywan Kenobi has landed in Antarctica

A travel blog entry by sullywan13

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... . It's funny how it still doesn't seem real. I landed on the Ross Ice shelf in the Ross Sea off the coast of Antarctica in a C-17 Airforce plane today after spending the last two days in Chistchurch, New Zealand (Cheech for short, in the McMurdo ...

Last kayak :(, Half Moon Island, Antarctica travel blog

Last kayak :(

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Our last kayak! Make the most of it. While the wind was gusting, we paddled to the lea of Half Moon Island watching the passengers see the penguins from land. Soon the winds really came up and if it wasn't for the shelter of the iceberg with the arch we ...

Big waves & tricky questions, Drakes Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Big waves & tricky questions

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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... -Albert Einstein *************************************************************************************** Ah, the Drake Passage, that formidable body of water that confirms Antarctica's isolation from the rest of the world! When it opened millions of years ...

Day 13, Elephant Island, Antarctica travel blog

Day 13

A travel blog entry by timnjules

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Day 13, Sat 16 Nov: Elephant Is, South Shetlands: Morning zodiac cruise at Point Wild where a monument sticks out of a rocky sea marking the spot where Shackleton left his men to seek rescue at Stromness.  The rocks are covered in Chin Strap ...

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. ...

Historical walk on Deception Island, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Historical walk on Deception Island

A travel blog entry by anneandnath

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... photographer/journalist showed us a film he was involved in that related the last Huskie from the Australian base in Antarctica. The Madrid protocol (for the protection of Antarctica as a pristine environment) dictated the removal of all introduced ...

Half Moon Island, Half Moon Island, Antarctica travel blog

Half Moon Island

A travel blog entry by dodotheexplorer

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... a little. It was great just to let the scenery pass by and have a last good look at the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctica. The day wasn’t quite over yet either. We had to return our boots and we had another great lecture about whales in the ...

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 ...

Back in NZ, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Back in NZ

A travel blog entry by oslers

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Flight transport was the CRESS which pulled 58 of us from the base to the Pegasus Ice Runway, where wheeled aircraft can land. It's a big machine with a slow bouncy ride. Flight back was very smooth and comfortable, landing just prior to midnight. ...

Day 2, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Day 2

A travel blog entry by oslers

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Spent last night with my Kiwi roommate and his coworker Craig at one of the two bars here at McMurdo, the Southern.  From the building inventory: Use  Southern Exposure Bar Description  Single-story building used as a drinking ...

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 ...

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