Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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Our first Antarctic landing, South Shetland Islands - Aitcho Island, Antarctica travel blog

Our first Antarctic landing

A travel blog entry by tonyandsara_rtw

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Woke up today feeling queasy but we were well enough to eat lunch.  The water was calmer as we had reached the English Channel (between several South Shetland Islands) and we had covered so much distance so quickly we were able to go for an ...

Five and a half hour long Supper, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Five and a half hour long Supper

A travel blog entry by sarahmeyer

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... am sure of all the places on our little globe in the higher latitudes and over the millennias, none do it like Antarctica.  Mid-winter dinner celebrations has been a long standing tradition in Antarctica, dating back to early explorers like ...

Close encounter of the leopard seal kind, Cuverville Island, Antarctica travel blog

Close encounter of the leopard seal kind

A travel blog entry by tonyandsara_rtw

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Today we were lucky as the weather was good enough for two excursions.  The first was at Cuverville Island.  We took the zodiacs across mirror like waters surrounded by glaciers with penguins waiting on shore.  We climbed a hill behind the ...

Whalers Bay - Neptune Window, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Whalers Bay - Neptune Window

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... . The 1967 and 1969 eruptions partially destroyed and buried its buildings, the jetty, and the cemetery was carried away. In 1928, the first flight over Antarctica was flown by Sir Hubert Wilkens in a Vega Monoplane. This was financed by Randolph ...

CLOTHING, King George Island, Antarctica travel blog

CLOTHING

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd

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Here are some pictures of all the layers of clothing we have to wear when venturing off the ship on an excursion!!!  It takes about 15 minutes to get dressed in all the clothes.  We have it down to 10 minutes now, since we know which layers go ...

The rest is all downhill from here., Ross Island, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

The rest is all downhill from here.

A travel blog entry by sullywan13

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... , and supportive from the get go. The next weekend was a great new treat to me.  We actually have a music festival here on Antarctica. I don't know if it's the only music festival or not, but I do know it's the only one here on this side of ...

Antarctica - Getting there is half the fun!, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica - Getting there is half the fun!

A travel blog entry by cliffanddoris

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... know. But I do know that there are not many places left in the world that can still be called "remote". Antarctica is still a remote location. But the number of travelers and ships visiting this remote area of the world has been ...

from Dragon's teeth to 70ies BBQ, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

from Dragon's teeth to 70ies BBQ

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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... continent where soaked by the rich colours of the southern hemisphere sunset. Tomorrow we will enjoy our first continental landing on Antarctica and be amazed at the scenic Paradise Harbour. The drama of the Lemaire Channel will inspire us, and we also ...

Thanksgiving and beyond, Ross Island, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Thanksgiving and beyond

A travel blog entry by sullywan13

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... the passengers to lay down the ground rules and give a little history.  I found a little blurb in my Lonely planet Antarctica that mapped out the whole place telling you where cool things were, who slept where, and even pointed out a little ...

Day 5 - 6, Someone has angered the Weather Gods, At sea enroute to South Georgia, Antarctica travel blog

Day 5 - 6, Someone has angered the Weather Gods

A travel blog entry by timnjules

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Someone has angered the Weather gods!  Heads bowed in retching prayer into those most sacred of objects, the vomit bag.  Day 5, Sat 8 Nov:  At sea, sailing for the South Atlantic for South Georgia.  Talks today; glacier and ice ...

Polar Plunge!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Polar Plunge!

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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We did the Polar Plunge!   We got to leave work for a few hours and head over to Scott Base where they had set up the official Polar Plunge site. It was a big hole the size of a kiddie swimming pool with a platform to jump off of. We were ...

Telefon Bay and Pendulum Cove, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Telefon Bay and Pendulum Cove

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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We sailed through the narrow passage to get into Deception Island.  First we walked around a crater that erupted only 30 years ago, Telefon Bay.  No penguins here, but there were a few animals around.  Apparently if there are no animals it ...

You wish! ', Devil Island, Antarctica travel blog

You wish! '

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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Penguins are beautiful, interesting and funny. They are a pleasure to watch even though they do smell and their voices are not melodious. -George Gaylord Simpson, Penguins Past and Present, Here and There ...

Finally on our way!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Finally on our way!

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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... yummy food...and much, much more! We are sure we will be in complete culture shock upon landing back in the "real world!" Our time in Antarctica has been legendary, but we anxiously anticipate the adventurous travel of the open road that lies ahead of ...

Life as a DA..., McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Life as a DA...

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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... of the dining room - our very own ice cream machine! It is beyond me why anyone would want to eat ice cream in Antarctica, but Frosty Boy is very popular! We almost have riots when it is temporarily out of service! The food here is so delicious!!! The ...

Ice Runway, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Ice Runway

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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Michelle says: I have recently been given the opportunity to join the Ice Runway crew! In addition to Aaron and a few other DA's I will be assisting with the meal services at the Ice Runway for a few days out of the week. I have worked 2 dinner shifts ...

The world contains the seed of its own destruction, Danco Island, Antarctica travel blog

The world contains the seed of its own destruction

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Atop your crown, I looked upon your reach ...

Antarctica, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by jonandfinola

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Antarctica ...

The most amazing Humpback whale experience, Cierva Cove, Antarctica travel blog

The most amazing Humpback whale experience

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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This morning we woke up and left the Gerlache straight and entered Cierva cove. This is the home of primavera a summer Argentinian base which the captain radioed to see if we could come inside and take a peek around. It seems like they had left for the ...

Antartica, Antartica, Antarctica travel blog

Antartica

A travel blog entry by pugsly2002

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... . First sighting of whales (fin, sperm and humpback). Saw land. the Drake passage was over. March 6: First landing in Antarctica - Aicho Island. Great stuff. beautiful scenery and landscape, tons of penguins and the poop that goes with them. March 7: ...

The Big Ice : Part 1, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

The Big Ice : Part 1

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... in some cases, depending on the room and, I would hope, how much they paid. Gotta say, 10 days on a ship cruising Antarctica qualified as a unique, memorable experience when shared with a spouse, I can barely picture how much crazier it would have been to ...

Antarctic Adventure - Day 3 - Land Ahoy!, Drake Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctic Adventure - Day 3 - Land Ahoy!

A travel blog entry by nloon

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... night we crossed the Antarctic Convergence and the 60th Parallel meaning that we are now officially in Antarctica both biologically and politically. The Antarctic Convergence controls the biological boarder and is the line where the Northern ...

shetland Islands, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

shetland Islands

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... see some derelict ships slowly rosting away from earlier not so sucessful attempts. Deception Island was the biggest Whaling Station in Antarctica where the whalers killed alot of those see-mamals. Some stories go that one could walk across the Bay on ...

WHALES, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

WHALES

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd

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There are three kinds of Whales in the Antarctic.  All three were sighted, but we only saw two:  The Humpback and the Minke.  Orcas were seen one morning in the distance. Whales are mammals, not fish.  They give birth to live baby ...

Antarctica 2 - the official photos, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica 2 - the official photos

A travel blog entry by jonandfinola

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These are photos taken by other passengers which made the `best ...

Peterman Island and Port Lockroy, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Peterman Island and Port Lockroy

A travel blog entry by srossb1971

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... hosts a working museum, a gift shop and a post office. We got some excellentpostcards, which wereduly post marked andmailed from Antarctica, as well as a passport stamp! The final highlight of today was a sighting of a humpback whale pod, that mostly ...

My 7th Continent!!!, Neko Bay, Antarctica travel blog

My 7th Continent!!!

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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This was an exciting stop for me, now I can say I have been to all 7 continents!  Even did it on one pair of hiking boots, however they need to retire now.  Celebrated the acheivement with a beer while I sat and watched the penguins and waited ...

Another one off the bucket list!, Antarctic Peninsula, United States travel blog

Another one off the bucket list!

A travel blog entry by bdsaly

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Over the first day and a half or so that we spent in Antarctica, our shore excursions were confined to islands off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula – such as the South Shetland Islands. Did that mean we had yet to set foot on the continent of ...

Day 78 - Robert Point to Cuverville Island, Cuverville Island, Antarctica travel blog

Day 78 - Robert Point to Cuverville Island

A travel blog entry by guruzers

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Temperature 3C.  Today is our first day off the boat and onto the Antarctic islands.  They transported us to land with zodiac boats to get nice and close to penguins.  "An Antarctic Expedition is the worst way to have the best ...

'Happy Camper' Snow School, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

'Happy Camper' Snow School

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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Michelle says: I was recently chosen for a morale trip to Happy Camper Snow School! A morale trip is offered when your supervisor wants to reward you by giving you a surprise day off from work to go off station and do something fun. Some of ...

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