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[…]

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 *[…]

All alone in the Antarctica mainland - a wonderland of snow at Neko Harbour

Neko Harbour – The Actual Antarctica Continent Landing!

I did it. It wasn’t all a dream. It was something I concocted on a sober month spent endlessly working on a broccoli farm in the Tasmanian wilderness during Spring 2010. Life had taken me to lonely Poatina for whatever reason, and while days on the farm were long and hard and I had no Read more about Neko Harbour – The Actual Antarctica Continent Landing![…]

Touring Port Lockroy: British Antarctic Base

Date – 11th November 2010 (remembrance day) Time – Between 10am – 12 noon Location – Port Lockroy, Goudier Island, Wiencke Islands, ANTARCTICA Position – 64o 49′ S, 63o 30′ W Temperature – 0 degrees Weather conditions – Cold, icy, snowstorm Wind – Relatively calm If not the defining moment of my Antarctica adventure, the Read more about Touring Port Lockroy: British Antarctic Base[…]

The MS Expedition – My Voyage To Antarctica

Having watched a few documentaries on Antarctica, including Michael Palin’s “Pole to Pole” where he flew into the continent, getting a boat there was the only thing I wanted to do. I love boats, I always loved being at sea. Working on boats was great and I hope I may do that again someday. So Read more about The MS Expedition – My Voyage To Antarctica[…]

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