best antarctic islands

Top 5 Islands in Antarctica

Every now and then I love to write about Antarctica again. It still ranks as my number one travel trip to date. A pure Winter Wonderland. An untouched paradise and a total dream backpacking destination. I’ve told my story countless times, of how I lived cheaply in Tasmania working 12hour days and 7day weeks on Read more about Top 5 Islands in Antarctica[…]

The Day I…Got Naked in Antarctica!! (X-Rated)

I have been asked a few times “What is your most crazy or outrageous travel story?” and to be honest there are a few contenders, however being naked in the waters of Antarctica has to be pretty nuts, right? So have you ever gone for a swim in the Antarctic Ocean? I have, and I Read more about The Day I…Got Naked in Antarctica!! (X-Rated)[…]

Travelling in Antarctica: Neptune’s Bellows, Deception Island

Location – Neptune’s Bellows, Deception Island, ANTARCTICA Position – 62o 59′ S/ 60o 34′ W Date – Friday 12th November 2010 Time – 6.30 am Weather – Windy and Cold The entrance into Deception Island was full of marvel and wonder. It really was like a James Bond film scene. Even standing on deck waiting Read more about Travelling in Antarctica: Neptune’s Bellows, Deception Island[…]

Calling At Telefon Bay, Deception Island, Antarctica – “It’s Black; It’s White”

The Antarctica trip just kept getting better and bizarrier (that’s probably not even a real word, but it will do) and more diverse. After a fun filled morning which involved steering our boat through the narrow “Neptunes Bellows” (the slim entrance into the centre of the “C” shaped Deception Island), docking at Whaler’s Bay, seeing Read more about Calling At Telefon Bay, Deception Island, Antarctica – “It’s Black; It’s White”[…]

Neptune’s Window, Deception Island

It’s not the same sort of “window” we are used to, but this particular landmark was another of those amazing experiences on the world’s coldest continent Antarctica. The walk from the main bay at Whaler’s Bay was cold and windy, but the air was so fresh. I walked with Russell, Rodrigo and Craig. A seal Read more about Neptune’s Window, Deception Island[…]

Whaler’s Bay, Deception Island *

Position – 62o 59’S/60o 34′ W Location – Whaler’s Bay, Port Foster, Deception Island, ANTARCTICA Temperature – Baltic Wind – Strong and severe Weather Conditions – Cold, windy, dry Date – Friday 12th November 2010 Time – 9.02 am An active volcano, a magical island and an ex whaling station lay in store for us Read more about Whaler’s Bay, Deception Island *[…]

Antarctica Adventures: Deception Island – You Only Live Twice

Reminders of the early James Bond film, You Only Live Twice somehow come back on entrance to the mystical southern solitude of Deception Island. This island is something special.  The hidden crater from You Only Live Twice with Sean Connery was an image that stuck from childhood, here on this lonely island, that image returned Read more about Antarctica Adventures: Deception Island – You Only Live Twice[…]