Antarctica Checklist – What To Take – Part 2 – Literature *

Part 2 – What Books Should I Bring? Right so you’re heading to the world’s coldest continent and you don’t have a clue what really happens there, then you turn to your good old friend Lonely Planet and buy the Antarctica Edition! Complete with a penguin on the front just to get you in the Read more about Antarctica Checklist – What To Take – Part 2 – Literature *[…]

Antarctica Checklist Part 1: What Clothes to Pack for Antarctica

Antarctica is a land of superlatives and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see an amazing place, so you need to be well prepared. What clothes should you take? In this new series, I’ll be outlining the main types of things you need to ensure your trip runs smoothly. It’s been almost 2 Read more about Antarctica Checklist Part 1: What Clothes to Pack for Antarctica[…]

The Antarctica “Carryout “: Having a Beer on King George Island

Position – 62o 10’S/ 58o 30′ W Location – Near Henry Arctowski Polish Station, Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands, ANTARCTICA Weather – Windy and cold Date – 13th November 2010 Time – 8.45 pm Wind Speed – 35 knots Temperature – 0 degrees the water, 10 degrees outside Admiralty Bay and the Read more about The Antarctica “Carryout “: Having a Beer on King George Island[…]

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[…]

Point Wild Elephant Island, Antarctica

Named due to its shape, the eloquent Elephant Island leant its tusks to us just before we packed our Antarctic trunks and headed north again. This, then was the final part of my amazing Antarctic journey. A sadness and happiness filled the freshest air I’d ever breathed as we pulled into the windy Point Wild. Read more about Point Wild Elephant Island, Antarctica[…]

John and Scobie Go “Swimming” – Admiralty Bay *

Our Antarctica adventure certainly wasn’t without drama and incident, and unfortunately we had a minor accident on our trip. We had arrived back on our ship and were in and around King George Island in the South Shetland Islands when we had an emergency. I am well used to understanding emergencies on board boats, having Read more about John and Scobie Go “Swimming” – Admiralty Bay *[…]

“Standing on the Moon”: Half Moon Island, Antarctica

Where – Half Moon Island, Antarctica Geographic Location – 62o35’S 59o55’W Weather – Sunny and Snowy Temperature – Hot and Cold Date – 13th November 2010 Somebody (and I’m not sure who) once described parts of Antarctica as “it’s like walking on the moon”, whether they really knew what walking on the moon was like, Read more about “Standing on the Moon”: Half Moon Island, Antarctica[…]