Travel Blogs from Antarctica

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Day 79 -  Cuverville Island to Waterboat Point, Waterboat Point, Antarctica travel blog

Day 79 - Cuverville Island to Waterboat Point

A travel blog entry by guruzers

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I took 250 pictures today.  Penguins are nesting right now and had a few chances to see some eggs.  They are so entertaining to watch while they climb hills then slide down on their bellies.  Penguins make their nests with little pebbles ...

Jan. 22, Wed.: Deception Island, Half Moon Island, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Jan. 22, Wed.: Deception Island, Half Moon Island

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd

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... it, 20 of those do NOT get to go ashore.)  For every 20 passengers, there must be at least 1 guide.  Tourism in Antarctica has grown from 1990 with 6000 tourists to 30,000 in 2012. First we took a group picture, then explored. There were ...

Antarctic Adventure - Day 9 - Drake Shake, Drake Passage, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctic Adventure - Day 9 - Drake Shake

A travel blog entry by nloon

Pretty quiet day today relaxing and chillaxing. We entered the Drake Passage again around midnight last night and the swell picked up fairly noticeably. The outside decks were closed except for the bridge wings up at the very top as some waves and spray ...

Jougla Point am visit, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Jougla Point am visit

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... and deception. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Expedition Log by Scott MacPhail & Osi Shahaf Thursday, 6th January 2011 "Antarctica is like meeting a mass murderer who looks nice. At least in the Arctic you know ...

First stop, Half Moon Island, Antarctica travel blog

First stop

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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Our first landing in Antartica!  Although I wasn't counting it as being on my 7th continent until I actually touched the mainland........I'm picky.  When we first landed there was an old whaling boat with a fur seal hanging around along with ...

Whales, Post Offices and farewell Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Whales, Post Offices and farewell Antarctica

A travel blog entry by fatsomoo

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... rocks, some krill and an iceberg and I was slowly beginning to believe our last outing would be a catastrofuck. However this is Antarctica, this is the most beautiful place in the planet and she had other ideas… “WHALES!” the call comes ...

Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Sound, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctic Sound

A travel blog entry by tonyandsara_rtw

Went here but couldn't get through all the ice floes and ice-bergs so headed back to Deception island.  Great views ...

Absolutely Amazing Antarctica, Palmer Archipelago , Antarctica travel blog

Absolutely Amazing Antarctica

A travel blog entry by sophslife

... , birds dot your icy skin with freckles. Your blue-white dress of glaciers is gorgeous, penguins prancing a belt around your waist. Antarctica, you are beautiful.  Today, the 23rd of January, we saw King's Island. By King's Island there were sei ...

The Trip of a lifetime begins, Drake's Passage, Antarctica travel blog

The Trip of a lifetime begins

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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Our bags had to be waiting in the hotel lobby by 9am which meant another early morning to pack and organise my equipment for the adventure. For some reason there was a lot of room left in my bag, leading me to believe that i had left something behind- ...

Continent of Ice!, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Continent of Ice!

A travel blog entry by daveandlisa

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... But he got over it, he popped a couple pills and was good to go!! On the third day we finally arrived to Antarctica!! A massive piece of land covered in snow that is so pristine. Compared to our ship we were surrounded by mountainous rock covered ...

Day 1, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Day 1

A travel blog entry by tobi

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....so what can i say about my trip to Antarctica...???? Amazing!!! just see the pictures!!! Day ...

Antarctic Adventure Day 4

Antarctic Adventure Day 4 "The Eagle has landed"

A travel blog entry by nloon

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This morning we woke at 7am just off Danco Island on the West of the peninsula. We were greeted with icebergs floating by as we got stuck into breakfast. Afterwards we got bundled up in many layers before jumping into the zodiacs to head ashore, see a ...

Neptune's Bellows, Telefon Bay, and Yankee Harbor, Port Lockroy, Antarctica travel blog

Neptune's Bellows, Telefon Bay, and Yankee Harbor

A travel blog entry by chooseysuzy

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... back early due to some fun experiences that I'll have to tell you about when I get back. This was the last full day of Antarctica and tomorrow we fly back to Punta Arenas where I'm sure we will simply crash in our hotel rooms and order room service for ...

Happy Camper, tractor pulls and Pressure ridges, Ross Island, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

Happy Camper, tractor pulls and Pressure ridges

A travel blog entry by sullywan13

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... mid February. Sean Sullivan, RPSC McMurdo Station PSC 469 Box 700 APO AP 96599-1035 So it's been great weather here in Antarctica.  Just as I had predicted, the Austral summer here is much easier to take than a winter in Michigan.  ...

Foto´s/Pictures Antartica, Antartica, Antarctica travel blog

Foto´s/Pictures Antartica

A travel blog entry by markenhylda

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... de tussentijd zijn hier ook wat foto's te zien van Klaas, die ook op de boot was... http://album.zoom.nl/user/Klaas123/Antarctica/ while we are preparing our next update, here are some pictures taken by Klaas, a fellow passenger: ...

Half Moon Island, Half Moon Island, Antarctica travel blog

Half Moon Island

A travel blog entry by kayleeshepheard

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Day 15: Day 15 - 8/12/13 Our last landing of the entire trip was at Half Moon Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. When we arrived on shore we immediately saw penguins and a wrecked boat in the snow. We chose to do the hike first up, so we began ...

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