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[…]

Crossing the Drake Passage to Antarctica

World Borders: Crossing The Drake Passage from Argentina to Antarctica

This latest post in my series of World Borders is WITHOUT doubt the best border I have crossed in my travel repertoire. It is the longest ever border crossing I have done between two countries (yes, MUCH longer than flights), the most exciting and the most inspiring. This my friends is the “dreaded drake”, it’s Read more about World Borders: Crossing The Drake Passage from Argentina to Antarctica[…]

5 Amazing Tranquil Islands!

I was thinking about all the islands I’ve visited and trying to narrow it down to the best ones, but I just couldn’t so I’ll compile a few different lists to sum them up in categories. First of all these are my 5 top tranquil islands. Places you can get away to for relaxing, with Read more about 5 Amazing Tranquil Islands![…]

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[…]

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[…]