Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Arrived!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Arrived!

A travel blog entry by oslers

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Total flight time was just about 8 hours, not the 5+ I had read about.  I think the difference is the Hercules is just slower than the planes with jet engines.  The ride overall was mostly comfortable and smooth.  The drone/pulse of the ...

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 ...

South Shetland Island - Desolation Island, Livingston Island, Antarctica travel blog

South Shetland Island - Desolation Island

A travel blog entry by eeyore82

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After 4 days of crossing the Drake Passage with nothing but water around us, sunshine, a nice breeze and a swell of 4 meters, with people appearing on deck and disappearing for days under deck depending on the swell - seesickness is nasty - we finally ...

Livingstone and Deception Islands, Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Livingstone and Deception Islands, Antarctica

A travel blog entry by epiper

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After a rather rocky night sailing through the storm, going further south on the Antarctic Peninsula, we arrived at Livingstone Island and on its' southern coast Walker Bay and Hannah Point (62 degrees 39’ 1" south 60 degrees 37’ 2” ...

Round the top and into the Wedell Sea, Wedell Sea, Antarctica travel blog

Round the top and into the Wedell Sea

A travel blog entry by srossb1971

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During the night, the captain determined that we wouldhave a rare opportunity to visit the lesser seen, eastern peninsula. Normally, the eastern side of the Antarctic peninsula is heavy with sea ice that breaks off from the Larsen Ice shelf. However, ...

Aaron's 'Happy Camper' Adventure, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Aaron's 'Happy Camper' Adventure

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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... a cold everyone eventually gets it!  Therefore every time new people arrive they bring a new set of germs with them. Upon returning to town I got sick...but that's a small price to pay for such a wonderful time seeing what Antarctica is really ...

Day 75, 76, 77 - Ushuaia to South Shetland Islands, Robert Island, Antarctica travel blog

Day 75, 76, 77 - Ushuaia to South Shetland Islands

A travel blog entry by guruzers

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Pulled out of the harbor around 6 pm.  Sailed smoothly through the Beagle Channel for the first 10 hours of our journey.  Our first day crossing the Drake Passage had us at the mercy of the elements will.  I spent most of the next ...

Back through the Drake Passage, Drake Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Back through the Drake Passage

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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The following entry was written by Dick Cameron, Expedition Staff:   "It was an absolutely fantastic day of very light winds and azure blue skies- a perfect day for our landing at Half Moon Island. This was the very first of this "perfect sort," ...

Base Argentina Esperanza, Base Argentina, Antarctica travel blog

Base Argentina Esperanza

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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... largest base in the peninsula. About sixty people 'winter over' each year, with their respective families. The first birth in Antarctica occurred at this base in 1978 and since then another 12 babies entered the world in this remote location. Many ...

Brr Brr Baby, It's Cold Out Here, Big Razorback Island, Antarctica travel blog

Brr Brr Baby, It's Cold Out Here

A travel blog entry by saschajeffers

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We have finally established camp at Big Razorback Island. Our "camp" consists of a kitchen hut (with more junk food than you could imagine), two sleeper huts, an equipment hut, and an outhouse. I put camp in quotations because it is not a normal field ...

Merry Christmas!, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Merry Christmas!

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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... we had it rough down here! Now that our big Christmas day is over we are looking forward to ringing in the New Year, Antarctica style (no watching the ball drop on TV this year!), which will bring more celebrating...and the most exciting concert of the ...

Weather update, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Weather update

A travel blog entry by oslers

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A bit of snow overnight. Forecast is for winds to be steady 25 - 45, gusts over 50.  My backpack feels like a sail out there. Temps are around 25 F, but wind chill at -25 F.  Just stepping outside doesn't feel so bad but exposed skin is no ...

Day 75, 76, 77 - Ushuaia to South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Day 75, 76, 77 - Ushuaia to South Shetland Islands

A travel blog entry by guruzers

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Crary Lab & Arrival Heights Tours, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Crary Lab & Arrival Heights Tours

A travel blog entry by i-wander

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... and analyze high-resolution ice core records from the cold glaciers on the ridges between the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, and therefrom to provide interpretations of interannual to decadal-scale climate variability during the last 2000 years. Moving on ...

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