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[…]

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)[…]

Antarctica Checklist: What To Take Part 3 – Food and Drink

So you’re heading to Antarctica and you want to know what food and drink to take to survive in the world’s coldest continent? Well for a start, trips to Antarctica don’t come cheap so you’re likely to get all meals included on board the boat. Literally all you can eat breakfast, dinner and lunch!! So Read more about Antarctica Checklist: What To Take Part 3 – Food and Drink[…]

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[…]

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