Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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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 ...

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 ...

Icebergs and Glaciers and Team Rat, Oh My!, South Georgia Islands, Antarctica travel blog

Icebergs and Glaciers and Team Rat, Oh My!

A travel blog entry by vwuertz

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We sail into Gold Harbor and see ice blue glaciers suspended on the mountain sides.  On the beach we see elephant and fur seals, and hundreds of King penguins stretching across the beach, up into the tussac grasses into the mountains.  It is an ...

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 ...

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