Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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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 ...

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 ...

Day 5, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Day 5

A travel blog entry by oslers

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Sunday is a day off for most of the station, my team included. I decided to walk around a bit down at Hut Point to see Discovery Hut and the view from down there.  The wind was blowing steady at 35+ so I was 100% bundled up and at times had to ...

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 ...

Antarctica Day 5 - Wonderment and more, Lallemand Fjord, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica Day 5 - Wonderment and more

A travel blog entry by nancycaldwell

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... flag flying from the bow. The landscape is breathtakingly beautiful.  It is vast and compelling; the "marketing version" of Antarctica.   The bright sun is invigorating and most guests are on deck, braving the estimated 50 mph winds.  We ...

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 ...

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