ANTARCTICA

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Iceberg on Wilhemina Bay

It’s Day 8 of my Antarctic cruise and the Clipper Adventurer is on the way back to Ushuaia via the Drake Passage. We left from the South Shetland Islands last night and immediately encountered rough seas as the ship passed through two weather systems.

We had great landings in the Antarctic Peninsula and the continent proper from Febuary 23-27, 2008. Initially, we encountered dark and gloomy skies punctuated by rain and snow on the first two days of landings. However, the next three days saw us with nice and sunny weather.

I officially stepped foot on the Antarctic Continent on a rainy morning on February 24, 2008 over at Neko Harbor. This was followed by additional continental landings on Boatman Point and the Presidente Gonzales Videla Chilean Air Force Base.

Also yesterday, February 27, 2008, I joined the ranks of the Polar Plunge Club which basically entailed running down and diving into the waters (temperature 2 degrees Celsius) of Deception Island on a gloomy and very windy morning - this lasted all of 15 seconds!!

I would have wanted to upload pictures but the satellite internet connection on the ship is fairly unreliable so I guess I would have to wait until I get back to Singapore to upload pictures from my trip. I must have taken more than 2,000 pictures over the course of five days in the Antarctic peninsula. Pictures of penguins, seals, whales, icebergs, glaciers, and mountains. I used up about 14GB of memory just for the pictures alone.

Advoc8 says:
Awesome. Its one of the last unconquered frontiers left to man on earth.
Posted on: Oct 21, 2008
ames_corp says:
Nice blog.
Posted on: Jul 05, 2008
genetravelling says:
dude. this is awesome! so cool! literally... i've had it on my wishlist for a while.. but now am determined to make it happen..
Posted on: Apr 05, 2008
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