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tallship Bark Europa: the best way to see Antarctica Feb 03, 2007
I did look at several options to visit Antarctica. Recearch ships, icebreakers were some options, till I saw the picture of this ship. SOLD!
It's a bit more expensive than with cruiseships but you are so close to the animals. There are only 35 trainees on board (everyone is a trainee because of dutch regulations), cooks, doctor and the crew.
Twice a day you jump into a dingo and visit the islands, glaciers, or just go along sealions, penguins, whales.
If the weather is not too rough you can help the crew joining the shifts (red, white and blue). That means helping to sail, anchor watch, drift wacht, icewatch. You also collect weather information (wind, air and watertemperature etc) for the weatherstations.
Watch my blog for more on this trip or the website www.barkeuropa.com for ship information.
Part of the Antarctica - sailing, almost like Shackleton did travel blog
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