Our second day amongst the ice and animals was already a massive success, but it didn't end after our second Zodiac tour. As we all relaxed and recovered from the excitement, the captain shifted us to our third site! We powered full steam ahead throughout dinner and were anchored near Peterman Island by the time … Continue reading Travelogue: Peterman Island & the Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
After an amazing first day of landings and Zodiac tours, I could barely imagine how anything on day two could top it. But as I'm sure will become apparent as you read more about my adventures, there's no point setting any bars while in Antarctica because everything is absolutely spectacular in its own way! We … Continue reading Travelogue: Yalour Islands & Pléneau Bay, Antarctica
How's that for suspense? Leave you hanging for two weeks while I have a mini-melt. Harsh, dude, I know. Thanks for sticking with me! Now, I will admit my travel journal was not my number one priority at certain points in the trip... Therefore, I went back and caught up on my writing a … Continue reading Travelogue: Hanusse Bay & Polar Plunge, Antarctica
The long-awaited landing day had finally arrived! Over night we continued to steam south, past the circle, and the view out the porthole was completely different when we were roused by the P.A. at 06:45 the next morning. I could barely eat breakfast due to my excitement, but my landing group, Shackleton, was last in … Continue reading Travelogue: Detaille Island, Antarctica
Our third day at sea on the Sea Adventurer was practically placid compared to the first day of travel out in the open ocean - they named the water in the Drake Passage the "Roaring 40s" for a reason. Shane's dulcet tones woke us with an announcement about the schedule for the day, and there … Continue reading Travelogue: Crossing the Antarctic Circle
The long-anticipated moment had finally arrived! While my trip was essentially booked on a whim, the whole purpose of my two-month adventure was to travel to Antarctica. Sure, I'd found some great additional places to visit to round out my time, but the call of the ice and penguins was paramount. I'm not going to … Continue reading Travelogue: Crossing the Drake
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