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Antarctica Adventures: Jougla Point

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I once worked with a nice young Indian lady called Jigna back in London in 2007 while working in Public Relations (at Bite Communications) and for some reason the landing at Jougla Point in Antarctica reminded me of her. Only …

“One small step for yer man”: Stepping Foot On Antarctica – Barrientos, Aitcho Islands

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There it was. The magical. The dream really happenned, and it happened at a place that most of you reading will NEVER have heard of – Barrientos. I stepped foot in Antarctica. Be honest, if you haven’t been to Antarctica, …

Antarctica Adventures: The Crystal Maze – Cruising Round Foyn Harbour

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Date – Tuesday 9th November 2010 Location – Foyn Harbour, Gerlache Strait, Antarctica Position – 64o 30 ‘S/ 62o 20’ W Weather Conditions – Sunny, clear skies I’ll be honest, deaf and naive all in one here – when somebody …

My Trip to Antarctica Begins: Sailing Down The Beagle Channel

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Date – Saturday 6th November 2010 Position – 60 o’S/60 o’ W Location – Beagle Channel Temperature – Cold, but above zero Weather – Windy and Chilly, but with the sun out Sea Conditions – Calm, but beginning to rock …

The Roughest Stretch of Water In The World – The Drake Passage

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Dates – 6 – 8th November 2010 Position – 60o, 00.706′ S/61o, 59.226’W Geographic Location at start – Beginning of The Drake Passage Geographic Location at end – South Shetland Islands, Antarctica Weather Conditions – Cold, clear, sunny Wind – …

Cabo De Hornos: Seeing Cape Horn – It’s Not A Dream!

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Date – 16th November 2010 Time – Early morning – 7 am (pre breakfast) Position – 59o 10′ S Geographic Location – Cabo De Hornos/Cape Horn, Tierra Del Fuego, Chile Weather Conditions – Clear, crisp, calm Wind – Calm A …

Antarctica Adventures: Nightmare on Neumayer

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Date – 9th November 2010 Time – Evening Position – 64o 47′ S/ 63o 30′ W Geographic Location – Entrance to Neumayer Channel Weather Conditions – Misty, Foggy, Icy Wind – Minimal After the action packed day which saw us …

Antarctica Adventures: Deception Island – You Only Live Twice

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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 …

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