Tag Archives: Antarctica

ChristChurch – New Zealand

(this a blog posting from 2007 being updated for the new site) This was a bit of a rainy day and we took a tour of the New Zealand Air Force museum and also a tour of the Antarctic center. … Continue reading

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Le Boreal Cruise Ship Review

A short review of Le Boreal which we cruised with A&K to the Antarctic region starting with this blog post. We also took a cruise to the Arctic region as well in this blog post. The overall ship ran well … Continue reading

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Port of Ushuaia

The cruise to Antarctica was amazing.  But like all cruises, you must return to land.  The  most amazing stop was at Palmer Station and of course, running a 5K in Antarctica was a once in a life experience (if you … Continue reading

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Last Antarctic Landing

This was our last day of onshore adventures before headed back across the Drake Passage. Today we traversed through the LeMaire Channel – 7 miles long and 1 one mile wide. It was a little dicey as there was a … Continue reading

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Running in Antarctica

Yes, it can be done. We have had some amazing weather on this trip. Could not have been better.  Last week a nice morning run in South America, this week, a trail and beach run on Deception Island just off … Continue reading

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Antarctica Research Station

It all started with a long trip down to Santiago, Chile in this posting, and then we flew down and boarded a ship in Ushuaia which was a great experience that I captured in my daily trip report.  We have … Continue reading

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Boating and Hiking around the Antarctic Peninsula

Today was yet another day of sunny and calm weather around the Antarctic peninsula.  We visited both Enterprise Island and Charlotte’s Harbor.  In the morning we took a Zodiac tour around Enterprise Island.  It is amazing what it is like … Continue reading

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Angry Seals in Antarctica

We made a stop at a place called Half Moon Island – part of the South Shetland Islands. This was our first destination today. The Chinstrap penguin can be found here. It is a slight difference from the Gentoo and … Continue reading

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Penguins in Antarctica

Penguins, penguins, penguins… We officially landed on the 7th continent today at Brown Bluff. It was a nesting area of penguins. The water was like glass and it warmed up to almost 5 degrees Celsius. It was an amazing today … Continue reading

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Icebergs Everywhere

Free cocktails and wine on the Le Boreal has been a highlight. The crew is very friendly and helpful and it is a very addictive luxury to be sailing on a small ship with very few passengers.  Overall, the food … Continue reading

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